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Sunday, July 30, 2017
Smashing the Idols of the Ignorance of Literalism
When did we become literalists? When did we forget that language as a human phenomenon of communication within certain rules of play, argume...
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Sources on the North Indian Shiʿi Hierocracy V: Tadhkirat al-ʿulamāʾ
In a blog post that I wrote on Warathat al-anbiyāʾ , the first in this series on sources on Shiʿi ʿulema in North India, I noted that the...
Memorialising and Narrating the Community
We often loosely describe works on the lives of Shiʿi ʿulema over time in different places and specialisations as 'biographical dictiona...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
The Gnostic Avicenna?
The twenty-second and latest instalment from the Institute of Ismaili Studies’ Series on Ismaili Texts and Translations presents us with ...
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
More Decolonising Islamic History: Construction of Extremism and the Shiʿi Tradition
Research into the formative period of Shiʿi Islam has come leaps and bounds in the laste couple of decades, inspired in particular by the w...
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Connected Imperial Histories, Persian and Sanskrit
The study of Islamicate South Asia suffers from being on the periphery of two fields of inquiry, Islamic studies and Indology, and as a per...
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