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Author Interview: Caricaturing Culture in India by Ritu Gairola Khanduri on New Books in South Asian Studies

Hi there,

Caricaturing Culture in India: Cartoons and History in the Modern World by Ritu Gairola Khanduri uses the history of cartoons, from colonial to current times, to explore topics such as modernity, outrage, politics and the state. You can listen to Ritu talk about her book on New Books in South Asian Studies:

Summer Language Workshop at Indiana University (June 8-July 31, 2015)

The Indiana University Summer Language Workshop (June 8 - July 31, 2015) is still accepting applications for intensive study of Arabic (beginning June 1), BCS, Chinese, Dutch, Hindi-Urdu, Hungarian, Kurdish, Mongolian, Persian, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Turkmen, and Ukrainian on the Bloomington campus.

The program features 20+ contact hours weekly; twice-weekly language tables; films; food tastings; student-run graduate research groups and other culturally rich extracurricular programming.   

'Palaeography of Early Qur'anic Scripts' Scholarship Deadline: Sunday, 26 April 2015 – The Islamic Manuscript Association

'Palaeography of Early Qur'anic Scripts' Scholarship Deadline: Sunday, 26 April 2015 – The Islamic Manuscript Association

 

Dear colleagues,

In partnership with the Barakat Trust, The Islamic Manuscript Association is pleased to offer three scholarships in 2015 to enable a senior Muslim conservator, codicologist, librarian, art historian, curator, researcher, or any other scholar or specialist of Islamic manuscripts to attend a course organised by the Association in Cambridge, UK.

Author: 
Mary Louise Becker
Reviewer: 
Dharitri Bhattacharjee

Bhattacharjee on Becker, 'The All-India Muslim League, 1906-1947: A Study of Leadership in the Evolution of a Nation'


Mary Louise Becker. The All-India Muslim League, 1906-1947: A Study of Leadership in the Evolution of a Nation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. xlii + 295 pp. GBP 16.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-906014-6.

Reviewed by Dharitri Bhattacharjee (University of Texas at Austin)
Published on H-Asia (April, 2015)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Muslim League leaders before 1947

Position: Lectureship in South Asian Art History, University of Edinburgh, History of Art

For full details, see: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=50825

Lectureship in South Asian Art History, University of Edinburgh, History of Art

Institution Type:   College / University

Location:   United Kingdom
Position:   Lecturer

The University of Edinburgh is establishing a new lectureship in South Asian Art History (any specialisation between the 4th and 18th centuries). Specialists of Islamic Art in South Asia are welcome to apply.

Position, Doctoral Fellowships, University of Zurich (History Department)

For full details, see: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=50826

University of Zurich, History Department

Two Academic Assistants (60% PhD-positions)

Institution Type:   College / University
Location:   Switzerland
Position:   Doctoral Fellow

The Chair for Global History (18th to 20th centuries) invites applications for:

Two Academic Assistants (60% PhD-positions)
History Department, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Deadline for Applications: 10 May 2015

H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report: 13 April - 20 April

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 13 April
2015 to 20 April 2015. These job postings are included here based on
the categories selected by the list editors for H-Announce. See the
H-Net Job Guide website at http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more
information.



AFRICAN HISTORY / STUDIES

Kalamazoo College - Visiting Instructor in Swahili (part-time)
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=50821

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Mary Louise Becker
Reviewer: 
Dharitri Bhattacharjee

Bhattacharjee on Becker, 'The All-India Muslim League, 1906-1947: A Study of Leadership in the Evolution of a Nation'


Mary Louise Becker. The All-India Muslim League, 1906-1947: A Study of Leadership in the Evolution of a Nation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. xlii + 295 pp. GBP 16.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-906014-6.

Reviewed by Dharitri Bhattacharjee (University of Texas at Austin)
Published on H-Asia (April, 2015)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Muslim League leaders before 1947

Author: 
Patrick Olivelle, trans.
Reviewer: 
Richard Davis

Davis on Olivelle, 'King, Governance, and Law in Ancient India: Kauṭilya's Arthaśāstra'


Patrick Olivelle, trans. King, Governance, and Law in Ancient India: Kauṭilya's Arthaśāstra. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. xxvii + 753 pp. $160.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-989182-5.

Reviewed by Richard Davis (Bard College)
Published on H-Asia (April, 2015)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Ancient Indian Political Thought

Author: 
Devika Chawla
Reviewer: 
Nishat Zaidi

Zaidi on Chawla, 'Home, Uprooted: Oral Histories of India's Partition'


Devika Chawla. Home, Uprooted: Oral Histories of India's Partition. New York: Fordham University Press, 2014. 288 pp. $110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8232-5643-3; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8232-5644-0.

Reviewed by Nishat Zaidi (Jamia Millia Islamia University)
Published on H-Asia (April, 2015)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Oral Histories of Partition

Recent Threads

Author Interview: Caricaturing Culture in India by Ritu Gairola Khanduri on New Books in South Asian Studies

Hi there,

Caricaturing Culture in India: Cartoons and History in the Modern World by Ritu Gairola Khanduri uses the history of cartoons, from colonial to current times, to explore topics such as modernity, outrage, politics and the state. You can listen to Ritu talk about her book on New Books in South Asian Studies:

Summer Language Workshop at Indiana University (June 8-July 31, 2015)

The Indiana University Summer Language Workshop (June 8 - July 31, 2015) is still accepting applications for intensive study of Arabic (beginning June 1), BCS, Chinese, Dutch, Hindi-Urdu, Hungarian, Kurdish, Mongolian, Persian, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Turkmen, and Ukrainian on the Bloomington campus.

The program features 20+ contact hours weekly; twice-weekly language tables; films; food tastings; student-run graduate research groups and other culturally rich extracurricular programming.   

'Palaeography of Early Qur'anic Scripts' Scholarship Deadline: Sunday, 26 April 2015 – The Islamic Manuscript Association

'Palaeography of Early Qur'anic Scripts' Scholarship Deadline: Sunday, 26 April 2015 – The Islamic Manuscript Association

 

Dear colleagues,

In partnership with the Barakat Trust, The Islamic Manuscript Association is pleased to offer three scholarships in 2015 to enable a senior Muslim conservator, codicologist, librarian, art historian, curator, researcher, or any other scholar or specialist of Islamic manuscripts to attend a course organised by the Association in Cambridge, UK.