Islam

Reading the Star of Islam

The story of a Ceylonese press on the cusp of World War II.

| Jul 17, 2019

How hate works

A new book profiles individuals who participated in the 2002 anti-Muslim Gujarat pogroms.

| Jul 05, 2019

Shifting the blame

A minority is framed again to cover Sri Lanka’s fault lines, in wake of the Easter attacks.

| Jun 20, 2019

Afghanistan after America

US-Taliban deal could end war, but jettison hard-won rights.

| Mar 28, 2019

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

Himal Interviews: The Abdus Salam story

Podcast with Zakir Thaver, the co-producer of 'Salam', a documentary on the Pakistani physicist.

| Jan 07, 2019

From Medina to Ayodhya

Physicist and public intellectual Pervez Hoodbhoy on religion and politics in Southasia.

| Jan 02, 2019

The madrassa and the state of Pakistan

Religion, poverty and the potential for violence in Pakistan.

| Oct 13, 2016

Between free speech and hate speech

Understanding the impact of speech, particularly on marginalised groups, in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks.

| Jan 23, 2015

Poster piety

Mass production of posters and calendars of Muslim saints and Sufi shrines has allowed the devout to take home the holy. But has it contributed to a tame devotion that is wary of diversity?

| Jan 14, 2014

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