Amanda Lanzillo

Amanda Lanzillo is currently a Cotsen postdoctoral fellow in the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts at Princeton University. A historian of labour, technology and Islam in South Asia, she is writing a book on the histories of Muslim artisan communities and their engagement with industrial and technological change in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

The Muslim-left legacy of an Urdu library in Mumbai

The Awami Idara, rooted in a working-class Muslim neighbourhood, connects the long history of Southasian Muslim labour activism to political movements and events across Mumbai, Southasia and beyond.

Jan 09, 2023

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

Climate change in Bangladesh is driving a dengue outbreak in winter

Dengue is endemic in Bangladesh but the current outbreak is unusual in its scale and seasonality. Many experts have linked the surge in dengue cases with extreme climate events

China courts influence in Sri Lanka via the Buddhist clergy

Beijing needs new allies now that the Rajapaksas are reeling, but the enmeshing of politics and religion in Sri Lanka is always cause for concern

Rebound or relapse: Debt restructuring in a time of crisis

A crossborder discussion on economic precarity and the impacts of ongoing debt restructuring processes and negotiations with the IMF in Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh.