CANCELLED - "Islamic Movements in India: Moderation and its Discontents"

Workshops, conferences 2020

  • Datum: 30.03.2020
  • Uhrzeit: 15:00 - 17:00
  • Ort: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Raum: Library Hall
CANCELLED - "Islamic Movements in India: Moderation and its Discontents"
We welcome you to the Symposium on Arndt Emmerich’s book"Islamic Movements in India: Moderation and its Discontents" (Routledge, London 2020)

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A distinguished panel will discuss the book followed by response from the author and Q & A.

Filippo Osella, Professor of Anthropology and South Asian Studies, University of Sussex.

Lisa Harms, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Comparative Constitutionalism, University of Göttingen

Peter van der Veer, Director, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen

Irfan Ahmad, Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute, Göttingen

“This is the first scholarly analysis of the Popular Front of India, one of several new Muslim organisations which emerged … with the rise of Hindu nationalism and the violence following the destruction of the Babri Masjid. Emmerich … offers important insights into Indo-Muslim politics in the age of BJP dominance.”
Francis Robinson, Royal Holloway, University of London

Islamic Movements in India by Arndt Emmerich is a result of solid ethnographic research and a useful contribution in the area of South Asian politics… A fine achievement”.
Maidul Islam, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta and author of “Indian Muslim(s) after Liberalization” (2019)

“At a time when populism as a genre of fascism is pervasive, Arndt Emmerich has produced one of the finest works of scholarship in political sociology that unsettles Islamophobia…”
Irfan Ahmad, author of “Religion as Critique: Islamic Critical Thinking from Mecca to the Marketplace” (2017)

“Arndt Emmerich… has the ability to help us relate to the deeply emotive experiences of his respondents, while retaining scholarly neutrality. It is one of the most insightful books to be published on Muslim politics in India in recent years”.
Masooda Bano, University of Oxford

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