Mysteries of the Indian Jungle – Emilio Salgari’s Orientalist adventures

By | 2018-09-12T11:09:32+00:00 September 12th, 2018|Categories: North India, Reading|Tags: , , , , , |

No Italian writer has left a deeper and more lasting imprint over Italian readers of a certain exotic image of India than Emilio Salgari (1862-1922). His adventure books spanning four continents rank among the classics of adventure/children’s literature. Indeed, were popularity alone determined membership to world literature, Salgari would count as the foremost Italian writer in the world.

“There is No Victor But God: The Colonial Afterlife of a Medieval Granadan Motto.”

By | 2018-04-25T15:29:34+00:00 June 12th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

Grounded in nearly a decade of research in Spain and North Africa, Colonial al-Andalus explores the culture, politics, and legacies of Spanish colonialism in Morocco (1859-1956).  It traces the genealogy of a widespread idea about Morocco: namely, the idea that modern Moroccan culture descends directly from al-Andalus.

Making the child ‘sharīf’ in Urdu textbooks – Muslim, yet not Islamic

By | 2018-04-03T18:06:07+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Categories: Interventions, North India, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Sumaira Nawaz reflects on Urdu educational texts in colonial North India and how they informed new sensibilities and identities across religious divides

Discovering eco-criticism in Hindi: Renu’s Tale of a barren land

By | 2018-06-06T13:13:28+00:00 December 26th, 2017|Categories: North India, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

In an ecocritical reading of Hindi author Phaniswarnath Renu, Amul Gyawali explores the dichotomies in his writing: state-society, centre-periphery and, crucially, man-nature

Comparison as Relation: Multilingual literary regions and comparative colonialisms

By | 2018-07-09T15:47:00+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

A three-day workshop (14, 15 and 16 December 2017) hosted by MULOSIGE in collaboration with the Raza Foundation (New Delhi) and Delhi University

Reading group on Education and Comparative Colonialisms

By | 2017-07-31T16:28:18+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Categories: Past events, Reading Group|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Education systems, and the literary works they prioritized, are an excellent inroad to outlining how literary forms and cultures responded to colonialism