Babri Masjid Afterlives on Human Rights Day

Coinciding with Human Rights Day 2022, a two day virtual conference took place December 9-10, 2022 on the topic “Afterlives of Babri Masjid: Thirty Years Later.

For contextual background on the Babri Masjid, see in the library catalog subjects:Babari Masjid (Faizabad, India) and Communalism India Faizabad.”

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 For representative publications of the conference speakers, see:

-Ahmad, Irfan, Religion as critique: Islamic critical thinking from Mecca to the marketplace, The University of North Carolina Press, 2017

-Ahmed, Hilal, Muslim political discourse in postcolonial India: monuments, memory, contestation, Routledge, 2015

-Ansari, Khalid Anis, “Rethinking the Pasmanda movement,” Economic and Political Weekly 44(13), Mar. 28 – Apr. 3, 2009

-Chopra, Rohit, The virtual Hindu Rashtra: saffron nationalism and new media, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India: HarperCollins India, 2019

-Habib, Irfan, The national movement: origins and early phase, to 1918, New Delhi: Tulika Books, 2017

-Hansen, Thomas Blom, The law of force: the violent heart of Indian politics, New Delhi: Aleph, 2021

-Jaffrelot, Christophe, Modi’s India: Hindu nationalism and the rise of ethnic democracy, Princeton University Press, 2021

-Ludden, David, Contesting the nation: religion, community, and the politics of democracy in India, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1996

-Manan Ahmed, Asif, The loss of Hindustan: the invention of India, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2020

-Marrewa Karwoski, Christine, Imprinted identity: a history of literature and communal selfhood in the Nath Sampradāy, New York, 2020

-Mehdi, Zehra, “Phobia of religion: religion as Islam a political argument and a psychoanalytic inquiry of Islamophobia in India,” International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies 14(3): 222-244, Sept. 2017

-Patwardhan, Anand, Ram ke naam = In the name of god, Icarus Films

-Rajagopal, Arvind, Politics after television: religious nationalism and the reshaping of the Indian public, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2001

-Shepherd, Kancha Ilaiah, Buffalo nationalism: a critique of spiritual fascism, Los Angeles, SAGE, 2019

-Truschke, Audrey, The language of history: Sanskrit narratives of Indo-Muslim rule, New York: Columbia University Press, 2021

-Veer, Peter van der, Gods on earth: the management of religious experience and identity in a North Indian pilgrimage centre, London: Routledge, 2020

For additional reference assistance, contact Gary Hausman, the Columbia University South Asian Studies Librarian.

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