• 16 Nov 2006
  • Aga Khan Centre
  • Conference

Devotional Expressions of South Asian Muslims Conference

The confluence between Muslim and Indic traditions in South Asia has given rise to a rich variety of devotional, artistic and literary forms of expression from medieval times to the present day. The aim of this conference is to draw together an international array of scholars to present new research on South Asian Muslims from historical and contemporary perspectives. Speakers will explore links between devotional forms and reflect on the relationship between religious traditions and their lived expression.

The conference will bring out the plurality in the expression of Muslim belief in the Indian subcontinent and the role of this diversity in the lives of Muslims. It will foreground new approaches to the study of texts and traditions from South Asia. Finally, it will place Muslim expressions from South Asia in the wider contexts of the Muslim world.
Conference Speakers include:
  • Ali Asani (Harvard University)
  • Michel Boivin (École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris)
  • Nile Green (University of Manchester)
  • Syed Akbar Hyder (University of Texas, Austin)
  • Hussain Jasani (ITREB-India, Mumbai)
  • Pyarali Keshwani (New York)
  • Derryl Maclean (Simon Fraser University)
  • Françoise Mallison (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris)
  • Denis Matringe (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris)
  • Tony Stewart (North Carolina State University)
  • Zawahir Moir (London)
  • Bazat-Saifiyah Qutbuddin (Mumbai)
  • Mehrdad Shokoohy (University of Greenwich)