Tag Archives: Islam

Do we have the LANGUAGE to talk about Housing Discrimination against Muslims?

You are at the University of Hyderabad. You have just completed a master’s and are brimming with idealism. The highs of university life have made you confident. You think you can take on the world. At least, that’s what the university community made you feel. Continue reading

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Faiz Ahmed Faiz and the Bangladesh Liberation War (1971)

After a brief visit of about ten days, I returned from Dhaka at the end of 2011, which happened to be the fortieth birth anniversary of Bangladesh. During my stay, I interacted with academics, scholars, and lay people about the … Continue reading

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A Facebook Conversation on Religion and Faith

I am uploading a facebook conversation that Mary Ann Chacko, Ashley Tellis, I had on religion and faith this morning. The conversation was based on this video that Mary Ann had put up on her FB wall: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=372390412865189 And here … Continue reading

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The Notion of Sacred Music in Islam

[This is an excerpt from a longer academic piece that I wrote on Islamic hip hop. Here I present only those parts which relate to the status of music in Muslim societies. It might appear a little disjointed.] The furor … Continue reading

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