Creating a New Medina: State Power, Islam and the Quest for Pakistan in late Colonial India
Mon, October 25, 2010 • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM • GAR 4.100
Dr. Venkat Dhulipala, UNC Wilmington
A workshop presented by Dr. Venkat Dhulipala (Ph.D. University of Minnesota, 2008), Assistant Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. A specialist in modern South Asia, his dissertation focuses on the movement for the formation of Pakistan during the final years of British control of the subcontinent. His publications include “Rallying the Qaum: the Muslim League in the United Provinces, 1937-1939,“ which appeared in Modern Asian Studies in 2009.
Responder: Amber Abbas, Ph.D. candidate, UT History.
Amber Abbas is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at UT Austin under the supervision of Professor Gail Minault. She completed her master’s degree in 2006. During the last two years Amber has spent 10 months in India on a Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellowship, and 2 and a half months in Bangladesh on an American Institute of Bangladesh Studies Fellowship followed by two months in Pakistan. She will spend this year writing her dissertation on the role of Aligarh Muslim University students in the partitioning of the subcontinent, and their memories and experiences of life before, during and after partition, spread as they are throughout the three post-partition states of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
RSVP required. Please email Courtney Meador before 9am on Friday, October 22. Free and open to public.