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Lecture: Saintly Animals: Islam and the shifting ecological landscapes of north India
October 14, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Anand Vivek Taneja, Vanderbilt University
“Saintly Animals: Islam and the shifting ecological landscapes of north India”
October 14, 2015 – 5:00pm – Smathers Library Room 100
Anand Vivek Taneja is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Anthropology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. His research and teaching interests include the anthropology of religion, historical and contemporary Islam and inter-faith relations in South Asia, everyday life and post-colonial urbanism, Urdu literature, and Bombay cinema. His peer-reviewed articles have been published in the Indian Economic and Social History Review, HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory, and Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East. He is currently writing a book on time, Islam, and enchantment in the medieval ruins of Delhi.