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Invitation to a Conference

March 5, 2010 Leave a comment
I’ve been invited to give a paper next summer on a new project, a women’s Quran study group called Al-Huda International. I’ve been an online student for three months and am planning a paper on the online experience. The group is quite interesting and growing fast.
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The Urdu translation of my book hasn’t begun, though, because my friend in Karachi hasn’t yet decided on a translator.

‘Islam in South Asia in Practice,’ Princeton University Press

September 17, 2009 Leave a comment

The Princeton University Press book with my article in it is out. Barbara Metcalf passed around her one and only advance copy at the conference.

Islam in South Asia anthology

The book is a collection of maybe 30 contributions, it’s quite a heavy volume. I hope to get a copy of my own by and by. My paper – Chapter 12 – is all of 5 pages long: “Sufi Ritual Practice among the Barkatiyya Sayyids of U.P.: Nuri Miyan’s Life and Urs, Late Nineteenth – Early Twentieth Centuries.”

The Urdu Translation

September 5, 2009 Leave a comment

I’ve made progress on the Urdu translation of “Devotional Islam and Politics in British India.”

Someone in Karachi has agreed to take it on. It’s being handled on my behalf by a Pakistani scholar, someone I’ll be meeting for the first time at the Metcalf conference. We’ve been in correspondence for some time…

Accessing Publications

September 5, 2009 2 comments

From time to time, people inquire where they can get these books and articles.

The first book, “Devotional Islam” is out of print; in particular, the paperback second edition is very difficult to get. After Yoda Press brings out the third edition, it should be available, probably by year-end 2009.

The book, “Ahmad Riza Khan: In the Path of the Prophet” is part of a series of short books on Muslim leaders and thinkers worldwide, called “Makers of the Muslim World.” The series editor is Patricia Crone. This is available on Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk in hardcover.

Most of the articles are in books that are available from Amazon.com or from oup.com/us