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
Transforming Beasts and Engaging with Local Communities: Tiger Violence in Medieaval Chinese Buddhism
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
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:
Hussain Ahmad Khan
Associate Editor, Pakistan Journal of Historical Studies