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Inventing South Asia

We're not post-colonial. We're post-colonized...Even if purportedly colonialism ended, it didn't end for the languages we speak, for the passports we hold, for the laws that govern our lives. To claim post-coloniality is a mirage.

RECOMMENDED: The Loss of Hindustan: The Invention of India by Manan Ahmed Asif (Harvard University Press, 2020).


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Karachi
The Loss of Hindustan
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South Asia as a Term
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KK Aziz
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MANAN AHMED is an Associate Professor of History at Columbia University. He is a historian of South Asia and the littoral western Indian Ocean world from 1000-1800 CE. His areas of specialization include intellectual history in South and Southeast Asia; critical philosophy of history, colonial and anti-colonial thought. His forthcoming book is The Loss of Hindustan: The Invention of India. He is also the co-founder of the Group for Experimental Methods in Humanistic Research, which focuses on “mobilized humanities” and innovations in scholarly methodologies.

Interview
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2 Sept 2020

MANAN AHMED

Historian Manan Ahmed, in conversation with Senior Editor Naib Mian.

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