Current and Upcoming

A talk by SherAli Tareen (Franklin and Marshall)

January 31, 2022
4:15 PM - 5:45 PM

A talk by SherAli Tareen

"The Cow and the Caliphate: Debating Hindu-Muslim Friendship in Colonial South Asia."

Discussant:  Sudipta Kaviraj (MESAAS)

SherAli Tareen is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Franklin and Marshall College. He received his PhD in Religious Studies from Duke University in 2012. His research focuses on Muslim intellectual traditions and debates in early modern and modern South Asia. He has also written extensively on the interaction of Islam and secularism. His book Defending Muhammad in Modernity (University of Notre Dame Press, 2020) received the American Institute of Pakistan Studies 2020 Book Prize and was selected as a finalist for the 2021 American Academy of Religion Book Award. He is currently completing his second book called “The Promise and Peril of Hindu-Muslim Friendship.” His other academic publications and talks are available here. Tareen also co-hosts the popular scholarly podcast New Books in Islamic Studies.