IUB Lectures, Meetings, and Conferences

Sana Haroon (UMass-Boston), "On Sacred Ground"

Abstract: Over the colonial period, representations of social rights in mosques were met with counterclaims of control over the mosque. In the early twentieth century United Provinces, Muslims asserted their rights at the perimeter of the mosque and opposed the performance of devotion and urban redevelopment projects in this liminal space. A 1924 judgment established the control of the district Magistrate over the perimeter of the mosque, a principle which came to be accommodated into vernacular writings and political discourse.

Sana Haroon is a professor of history and asian studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Her visit is presented by the Islamic Studies Program, with co-sponsorship from the Dhar India Studies Program.

Thursday November 08, 2018 04:00 PM
Thursday November 08, 2018 05:45 PM
GISB 1060
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