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Baraka Besieged: islamism, neofundamentalism, and shared sacred space in south asia

David Damrel

in Muslims and Others in Sacred Space

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199925049
eISBN:
9780199980468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925049.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter surveys the idea of sacred space in the context of Muslim religious sites in South Asia. Careful attention is paid to conceptualizing sacred space in a Muslim milieu. With a special ... More


The Browsing Camel and the Edible “Wasteland”: The North-West Frontier of British India and the Punjab Environment

James L. Hevia

in Animal Labor and Colonial Warfare

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226562148
eISBN:
9780226562315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226562315.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Chapter 2 explores pack animal life, particularly that of camels, prior to impressment in the army. After laying out the physical features of northwest British India, the chapter discusses its fauna ... More


Interrupting the Archive: Indigenous Voices and Colonial Hegemony

Mrinalini Rajagopalan

in Building Histories: The Archival and Affective Lives of Five Monuments in Modern Delhi

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226283470
eISBN:
9780226331898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226331898.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter overturns colonial rhetoric regarding illiterate Indians who were lethargic about preserving their built heritage. Instead it shows the passionate claims and histories presented by a ... More


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