Urban Emotions in Seclusion: An Early Twentieth-Century Muslim Wedding in Shahjahanabad

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Williams 826, 255 S. 36th Street

A South Asia Faculty Works-in-Progress

Seminar featuring Professor Megan Robb (Religious Studies)

Respondents: Ramya Sreenivasan (South Asia Studies) and Heather Sharkey (Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations)

To receive a copy of Megan's paper and reserve a lunch, please RSVP by Monday, Oct. 31 to the South Asia Center's new Assistant Director, Amelia Carter at ameliaca@sas.upenn.edu

Professor Megan Robb joined the Department of Religious Studies at Penn in Fall 2016.  She completed an M.Phil in Modern South Asian Studies and a D.Phil at The Oriental Institute in Oxford, submitting a thesis entitled “Interpreting the Qasbah Conversation: Muslims and Madinah Newspaper, 1912-1924.” She is currently interested in the link between print publics and group identity formation, particularly in the first half of the twentieth century in South Asia. Her monograph in progress focuses on the links between Urdu newspapers and the development of a common vocabulary of social and political Islam in North India between 1900 and 1950. Her recent article in Modern Asian Studies focuses on the trend toward men writing in women’s voices in mainstream and reformist Urdu newspapers, and the insights those practices lend to performances of masculinity in early twentieth century South Asia.