Conversations on South Asia with Sana Haroon

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What can legal disputes tell us about the history of Muslim worship? How did battles over mosques and endowments redraw the lines of sectarianism—and secularism—in South Asia? Following a series of court cases involving congregational sites from across the subcontinent, historian Sana Haroon (University of Massachusetts, Boston) shows that mosques became sites of social influence and control in her book The Mosques of Colonial South Asia: A Social and Legal History of Muslim Worship (I. B. Tauris, 2021). 

Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 8 from 12:15-1:15 PM (Eastern) via Zoom for a discussion with the author. Archaeologist Mudit Trivedi (Anthropology, Stanford University) and legal scholar Adnan Zulfiqar (Rutgers Law School) will be joining as discussants. Elizabeth Lhost (Dartmouth College) will moderate.

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The Conversations on South Asia Series is sponsored by the Bodas Family Academic Programming Fund, the Asian Societies, Cultures, and Languages Program, and the Department of History at Dartmouth College.

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