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Searching for a Raison d’Être in the Postindependence Era

Henri Lauzière

in The Making of Salafism: Islamic Reform in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231175500
eISBN:
9780231540179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175500.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Chapter 5 discusses the significance of the post-independence rupture and how it drove a wedge between purist Salafis and most other Islamic activists, including modernist Salafis.


The Politics of Richard Wright: Perspectives on Resistance

Jane Anna Gordon and Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813175164
eISBN:
9780813175195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175164.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Richard Wright left readers with a trove of fictional and nonfictional works about suffering, abuse, and anger in the United States and around the globe. He composed unforgettable images of ... More


A Divided Sense

Christi A. Merrill

in Riddles of Belonging: India in Translation and Other Tales of Possession

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823229550
eISBN:
9780823241064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823229550.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

One cannot ignore the brutal facts of the violent events leading up to and following Partition that have made the story so meaningful to people half a century later. At the same time, one must ... More


Birders of Africa: History of a Network

Nancy J. Jacobs

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300209617
eISBN:
9780300220803
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300209617.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This unique and unprecedented study of birding in Africa reconstructs the collaborations between well-known ornithologists and the largely forgotten guides, hunters, and taxidermists who worked with ... More


Unsettled Settlers: Postcolonialism, Travelling Theory and the New Migrant Aesthetics

in Interdisciplinary Measures: Literature and the Future of Postcolonial Studies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311093
eISBN:
9781846313332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311093.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the obvious discrepancies between concepts of migration based on historical experiences and aestheticized theories. This link is examined through looking at two recent cultural ... More


E-Race-ing Color: Gender and Transnational Visual Economies of Beauty in India

Radhika Parameswaran

in Circuits of Visibility: Gender and Transnational Media Cultures

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737309
eISBN:
9780814744680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737309.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter provides a critical treatment of whiteness against a transnational web of visual technologies as they permeate the fabric of everyday life in India. The tide in the semiotics of skin ... More


The Rowdies of Darjeeling: Politics and Underdevelopment in the Hills

Mona Chettri

in Darjeeling Reconsidered: Histories, Politics, Environments

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199483556
eISBN:
9780199097692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199483556.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Science, Technology and Environment

‘Rowdies or rowdy’ refers to a person who fits somewhere between a gangster and a goon, not a criminal per se but prone to crime and violence, usually at the behest of political leaders. ‘Rowdies’ ... More


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