Amanda Lanzillo

Amanda Lanzillo is a historian of Southasia, researching artisanship and experiences of labor, technology, and social change within Indian Muslim communities. Currently a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University, she is working on a book tentatively titled 'Manufacturing Islamic Modernity: Muslim artisans and industrial change in colonial India'.

From cholera to coronavirus

How prisons in contemporary India continue to follow the colonial handbook.

Dec 14, 2020

The life and times of a British journal of Islam

How ‘Islamic Review’ became one of the most prominent journals of Islamic thought in the West.

Mar 18, 2019

Before empire

How should we read the Europeans who wrote about Southasia before colonial domination?

May 21, 2018

Latest Articles

The deep roots of Myanmar’s crisis

Can the history of Myanmar’s political economy help us make sense of the military coup?

The anatomy of Urdu

How the language of state-making in Pakistan contributes to the erasure of regional languages.

CNN in Myanmar, environmental crises, and Tibetan cinema

Southasiasphere podcast episode 06: Updates and analysis from around the region.

Translating a pandemic

The impact of COVID-19 terminology on Southasian languages.