Banning an ‘Unethical’ Text: The Politics of Indo-Muslim Respectability in Colonial India.

08/04/20155:30 pm-7:00 pm
Tariq Rafi Lecture Theater, Habib University

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Speaker: Dr. Sarah Waheed
Date: 8th April, Friday
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Tariq Rafi Hall, Habib University.

Sarah Waheed, Ph.D., Tufts University, is an Assistant Professor of History and the Chair of South Asian Studies at Davidson College, North Carolina. Her current research and writing focuses upon cultural politics in India and Pakistan where she examines the links between religion, secularism, and decolonization by way of the lives and writings of South Asian intellectuals whose primary language was Urdu. This work is a project which challenges the misconceptions and assumptions about the emergence of Indian and Pakistani nationalisms and attempts to move beyond 1947 – the year of Indian independence, Partition, and establishment of Pakistan.

Dr. Sarah Waheed is currently writing a book about Indo-Muslim transnational literary cultures and anti-colonial politics based on her doctoral research, titled: Radical Politics, Ethical Aesthetes: Urdu Literary Cultures in the Age of South Asian Nationalisms.