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Abraham Akhter Murad
Visiting DAAD Fellow at the History Department

Abraham Murad

Die Abteilung Geschichte begrüsst herzlich Abraham Ahkter Murad, der als DAAD-Fellow bis November 2021 Teil des SAI sein wird. Er forscht zur Sozialgeschichte Nordindiens und Pakistans im neunzehnten und zwanzigsten Jahrhundert. Er ist Mitglied des Centre for Governance and Policy in Lahore, Pakistan, wo er das größte akademische Literaturfestival Pakistans, Afkar-e-Taza ThinkFest mitbegründet hat und mitorganisiert. Außerdem ist er Lehrbeauftragter am Fachbereich für Governance und globale Studien der Information Technology University in Lahore, Pakistan. Als DAAD-Stipendiat am Südasien-Institut der Universität Heidelberg wird Herr Murad an seinem Forschungsprojekt "Christianity in Colonial Punjab: Konsolidierung und Indisierung, 1910-1940". Vor kurzem veröffentlichte er eine Buchbesprechung zu Pippa Virdees "From the Ashes of 1947: Reimagining Punjab" das er organisiert, herausgegeben und eine Einführung geschrieben hat. Es enthält außerdem Rezensionen von Uttara Shahani (University of Oxford), Emily Keightley (Loughborough University), Manav Kapur (Princeton University), Ilyas Chattha (LUMS) und einen Antwortessay von Pippa Virdee (De Montfort University)..

Donnerstag, September 9. 2021

Kama Maclean, "A Revolutionary History of Interwar India: Violence, Image, Voice and Text" (Oxford UP, 2015)
New books in South Asian Studies

Kama Maclean's book A Revolutionary History of Interwar India: Violence, Image, Voice and Text (Oxford University Press, 2015) draws on new evidence to deliver a fresh perspective on the ambitions, ideologies and practices of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association or Army (HSRA), the revolutionary party formed by Chandrashekhar Azad and Bhagat Singh, inspired by transnational anti-imperial dissent. The book offers an account of the activities of the north Indian revolutionaries who advocated the use of political violence against the British; and considers the impact of their actions on the mainstream nationalism of the Indian National Congress. The book contends that the presence of these revolutionaries on the political landscape during this crucial interwar period pressured Congress politics and tested the policy of non-violence. The book makes methodological contributions, analyzing images, memoirs, oral history accounts and rumours alongside colonial archives and recently declassified government files, to elaborate on the complex relationships between the Congress and the HSRA, which are far less antagonistic than is frequently imagined.

Dr. Kama Maclean is Professor of South Asian History in the South Asia Institute (SAI) at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. Samee Siddiqui is a former journalist who is currently a PhD Candidate at the Department of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His dissertation explores discussions relating to religion, race, and empire between South Asian and Japanese figures in Tokyo from 1905 until 1945. You can find him on Twitter as @ssiddiqui83.

May 28th 2021

Kama Maclean in Conversation with the Podcast "Constitution of"

‘90 years ago, in 1931, the Fundamental Rights Resolution was passed placing socio-economic rights at the center of India's constitutional goals. The Constitution Of Podcast spoke to Kama Maclean about the political context of the Resolution.

April 6th 2021

Kama Maclean in Conversation with the Podcast of the SikhArchive

SikhArchive recently published a podcast with Prof. Dr. Kama Maclean on "A Revolutionary History of Interwar India with Professor Kama Maclean." The podcast episode is available here.

October 29th 2021

Podcast Episodes | Podcast 6 Apr 2021 | The Karachi Resolution 1931 with Prof. Kama Maclean

SikhArchive • Episode 4 | Podcast 15 Oct 2020 | A Revolutionary History of Interwar India with Prof. Kama Maclean

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