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
How should we read the Europeans who wrote about Southasia before colonial domination?
May 21, 2018
Hopes and fears on the LoC after two years of ceasefire
A stable ceasefire along the Line of Control between India and Pakistan has given residents a chance at normal life—but threats of an end to the peace persist
Queer literature for children is changing minds in India
Indian parents and community libraries are turning to queer literature for children to help them be sensitive to varied sexual and gender identities
Himal Fiction Fest
The next generation of Southasian storytellers
In Mizoram, a refugee crisis highlights Mizo tribal affinities and hostility
Shared Zo identity has Mizos extending hospitality to Chin and Kuki-Chin refugees from Myanmar and Bangladesh. More remarkable is that Chakmas, mistreated by the Mizo majority in Mizoram, have welcomed Kuki-Chin refugees too