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CFP: Inviting proposals for book chapters

We invite book chapters, from academics with an interest in and research background in Muslim life in West Bengal. Contributors are requested to prepare 5000-6000 word essays. Please follow the MLA style guide while preparing your chapters. Last date for submission of chapters: 20 February, 2018. Continue reading

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Debate: Saraswati Pujas should continue to be organized in schools across Bengal

For the Motion: Mosarrap H Khan First, the call for a stop to Saraswati Puja celebrations in schools (especially the public-funded ones) comes from a new-found religious assertion among Muslims, which was dormant during the thirty-four years of the Left … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jeremy Seabrook & Imran Ahmed Siddiqui’s People without History: India’s Muslim Ghettos

[Previously published in Cafe Dissensus Everyday.] Jeremy Seabrook and Imran Ahmed Siddiqui’s ethnographic study, People without History: India’s Muslim Ghettos, explores the underside of ‘Shining India’ through a spatial narrative of Calcutta’s poor Muslims, who are predominantly Urdu-speaking. They choose Calcutta as … Continue reading

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Call for Participants – “Trans-continental/Trans-national Everyday Life”

“Trans-continental/Trans-national Everyday Life” NYU Graduate Student Working Group, Spring 2012 Call for Participants In human history, some of the most innovative scholarships/discoveries seemed to have been conceptualized during most mundane moments in everyday life: Newton’s law of universal gravitation is … Continue reading

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Affective Mediation in Israel-Palestine Conflict

The rickety bus with a few passengers travels into the vast expanse of the valley and the gray mountains lend a desultory look to the landscape. The furrows on the old man’s brown forehead deepen as he grips the hand-railing … Continue reading

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