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Muhammad Iqbal: Writer Against Colonialism
A review of Iqbal’s Urdu Political Poems: The Writer Against Colonialism, by Uzma Qazi. Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938), poet, philosopher, and political a...
Architecture of Turko-Islamic Anatolia
A review of Building the Sultanate of Rum: Memory, Urbanism, and Mysticism in the Architectural Patronage of ‘Ala al-Din Kayqubad (r. 1220-1237), by S...
Late 19th-C. Ottoman Economic Thought
A review of The Political Economy of Ottoman Modernity: Ottoman Economic Thought During the Reign of Abdülhamid II (1876-1909), by Deniz T. Kılınçoğlu...
Slavery & Manumission in Ottoman Galata, 1560-72
A review of Slaves without Shackles: Forced Labour and Manumission in the Galata Court Registers, 1560-1572, by Nur Sobers-Khan. For scholars of the e...
Place, Memory & Empire in Safavid Yazd
A review of Memory on the Boundaries of Empire: Narrating Place in the Early Modern Local Historiography of Yazd, by Derek J. Mancini-Lander. While ea...
Sexuality, Islam & Politics in Malaysia
A review of Sexuality, Islam and Politics in Malaysia: A Study of the Shifting Strategies of Regulation, by tan beng hui. In the past decade...
Consumerism & Freedom in Iran
A review of “Shopping for Freedom“ in der Islamischen Republik. Widerstand und Konformismus im Konsumverhalten der iranischen Mittelschicht, by Ariane...
Islamic Revivalist Movements in British India
Review of Politics for Faith: Karamat Ali Jaunpuri and Islamic Revivalist Movements in British India circa 1800-73, by Rajarshi Ghose. Rajarshi Ghose’...
Formation of a Muslim Community in 15C Gujarat
A review of Texts, Tombs and Memory: The Migration, Settlement, and Formation of a Learned Muslim Community in Fifteenth-Century Gujarat, by Jyoti Gul...
Sufism in Post-Soviet Tajikistan
A review of Post-Soviet Sufism: Texts and the Performance of Tradition in Tajikistan, by Benjamin Clark Gatling. Perhaps few topics in the recent hist...
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Ganj Bakhsh Library, Islamabad
A review of the Ganj Bakhsh Library, Iran-Pakistan Institute of Persian Studies, Islamabad, Pakistan. The Ganj Bakhsh Library at the Iran-Pakistan Ins...
Muslim Feminism in Indonesia
A review of A Postcolonial Inquiry of Women’s Political Agency in Aceh, Indonesia: Towards a Muslim Feminist Approach?, by Reed W. Taylor. Reed W. Tay...