“Animals Without Borders” Issue of PJHS (Summer 2018)

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Dear Colleagues,

Guest Edited by Thomas David DuBois, the Summer 2018 issue of Pakistan Journal of Historical Studies on “Animals Without Borders” is now out. The semiannual scholarly journal is published by Indiana University Press, USA.

The field of animal studies cannot be contained by discipline or phenomena. Animals are our friends and our food. They live in our homes and in our dreams. They stare down at us from temple walls, and call out to us as victims of our intentional and unintentional cruelty. This issue of the Pakistan Journal of Historical Studies explores the relationship between animals and humans. Four original articles explore the imagined and symbolic significance of animals in religious literature and social movements, the place of animals in the courts of kings, and the ways that animals bridge the limitations in our own brief lives.



‘Your Mother, You Bury Her’: Caste, Carcass and Politics in Contemporary India
Shivani Kapoor

Transforming Beasts and Engaging with Local Communities: Tiger Violence in Medieaval Chinese Buddhism
Huaiyu Chen

From the Passions of Kings to the Pastimes of the People: Pigeon Flying, Cockfighting, and Dogfighting in South Asia
Muhammad A. Kavesh

Between the Living and the Dead: Skin and the Inhabiting of the Traumatic Periphery
Grace Pundyk

Book Reviews

Yazdani, Kaveh. India, Modernity and the Great Divergence: Mysore and Gujarat (17th- 19thC.). Leiden: Brill, 2017. Review by Teresa Segura-Garcia

Rieck, Andreas. The Shias of Pakistan: An Assertive and Beleaguered Minority. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. Review by Usha Sanyal

The articles and book reviews are available on JStor:


Best Wishes

Hussain Ahmad Khan
Associate Editor, Pakistan Journal of Historical Studies