Special Issue: Ghosts from the Past? Assessing Recent Developments in Religious Freedom in South Asia

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June 30, 2018
District Of Columbia, United States
Subject Fields: 
Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Intellectual History, Law and Legal History, Nationalism History / Studies, South Asian History / Studies

This is to announce the publication of a special issue of the journal Asian Affairs: 'Ghosts from the Past? Assessing Recent Developments in Religious Freedom in South Asia' guest-edited by Neeti Nair and Michael Kugelman. The contributors include scholars working on India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Myanmar. 

Principal Contents

Preface – Bijan Omrani

Introduction – Neeti Nair 

The Indian Constituent Assembly and the Making of Hindus and Muslims in Jammu and Kashmir – Mridu Rai

Constitutional Issues and the Treatment of Pakistan’s Religious Minorities – Farahnaz Ispahani

Secular Quests, National Others: Revisiting Bangladesh’s Constituent Assembly Debates – Dina M. Siddiqi

Myanmar: Religious Minorities and Constitutional Questions – Christina Fink

Religious Intolerance in Post-Civil War Sri Lanka - Neil DeVotta

More Than Meets The Eye: The Narratives of Secularism and Islam in Bangladesh – Ali Riaz

Unpacking the Blasphemy Laws of Pakistan – Raza Rumi 

Cow Protection and Minority Rights in India: Reassessing Religious Freedom – Cassie Adcock


For more information, please click here: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/raaf20/49/2

Contact Info: 

Neeti Nair

Associate Professor of History, University of Virginia

Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center, 2017-18



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