Anand Taneja, Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Vanderbilt University, and SAR’s 2022 Weatherhead Fellow
Indian Muslim Poetry, Ethics, and Politics in an Age of Hindu Nationalism
Based on ethnographic engagement with diverse Muslim interlocutors between 2018 and 2020—and contrary to received wisdom of the causal link between oppression and Muslim violence—Dr. Taneja explores the vibrancy and creativity of Indian Muslim experiments with self-expression, inter-communal relationships, and political activism in Narendra Modi’s India. He examines how Urdu poetry is a unifying and authoritative mode of discourse which expresses political theologies of selfhood.
This event is part of the 2022 fall scholar colloquia series. Each year, incoming resident scholars introduce their work to the SAR community through a presentation and Q&A. This year’s talks are hosted online and continue to be free and open to the public. Registration is required.
See the full series here.