Indo-Muslim Cultures in Transition

UC Irvine 2008


    Sarah Waheed is a candidate in History at Tufts University. Her doctoral work focuses on the development of modern Muslim intellectual identity in twentieth-century colonial and post-colonial South Asia. She examines how debates of the Urdu intelligentsia about ethical conduct, moral self-hood, and civil society were shaped both by older cosmopolitan social and political networks in colonial North India, as well as anti-colonial internationalist forces, such as communism. In effect, her work examines issues of morality as intrinsically related to conceptions of Muslim identity, and how this intersected with nationalist public and political cultures in India and Pakistan.