Disciplinary history: Indian anthropology/sociology, nationalism, and religion

Irfan Ahmad


Irfan is working on a short volume on the relationship between Indian anthropology-sociology and nationalism, and how this relationship has historically viewed the subject of Islam and Muslims.  In particular, it examines the discourses of religious syncretism and its cohabitation with nationalism. Overall, the objective is to write an anthropological history of the discipline of anthropology/sociology in relation to Islam and Muslims, and religion more broadly - a subject on which very little work has been published. 

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