The Vernacularization of Muslim and Hindu Traditions: The Case of Sindhiyyat

Workshop organized by CEIAS research groups "New Muslim Elite and the Vernacular" and "Gujarati and Sindhi Studies".


31st May 2016

17h - Welcoming by the CEIAS Director

17h05 - About Sindhology as a field, Michel Boivin (CNRS-CEIAS)

17h20 - Key Note Address: Looking back on Sindh's colonial History, Claude Markovits (CNRS-CEIAS)

17h50 - Screening of a documentary film: So Heddan, So Hoddan (Like Here like There), directed by Anjali Monteiro and K P Jayasankar, 2011 (50mn).

1st June 2016

Panel 1: Glimpses into a Composite Culture

9h30 - Relations between Sehwan Sharif and the Indus in Sindh: Genealogy of a separation, Rémy Delage (CNRS-CEIAS) et Delphine Ortis (INALCO)

10h - Shah Abdul Latif in Sindhi cinema: (Re-)Imagining Sassui Punhoo through its screenplay, Bhavna Rajpal (University of Westminster)

10h30 - Reflections of 1980s Sindhi Society in Amar Jaleel’s Dil Je Duniya: A Commentary on Aror Jo Mast, Kamran Khumber (EHESS-CEIAS)

11h - Break

11h30 - The Chronicle of Light: Translating 18th Century Sindhi Islamic luminary cosmology through printed in Urdu and Gujarati, Iqbal Akhtar (Florida International University)

12h30 - Vernacularization of a Persian Ismâ`îlî text in Sindhi: the case of Pandiyât-i Javânmardî, Zahir Bhalloo (CEIAS)

12h30 - Mianwal Tariqa of Kalhoras: Rituals and Practices, Zulfiqar Ali Kalhoro (PIDE Islamabad)

13h - Lunch

Panel 2: Of Borders and Circulation

14h30 - Siraiki: The Language-Dialect Debate and the influences from Sindh, Nukhbah Langah (Forman Christian College, Lahore)

15h - Anatomy of a Nationalism: Understanding the Discourse of Sindhi Nationalist Politics, Asma Faiz (Sciences-Po Paris)

15h30 - ‘Sind is not a Territory’: Legal Histories of Sindhi Partition Refugees and Ideas of Citizenship and Belonging, Uttara Shahani (University of Cambridge)

16h - Break

16h30 - Sindhiyyat and the issue of language in the Sindhi community of Paris, Jyoti Garin (INALCO)

17h - Engaging Sindhiyyat from abroad: the case of the World Sindhi Congress, Julien Levesque (EHESS-CEIAS)

17h30 - Creating a cosmopolitan Sindhiyyat, Nimrita Rana (University of Birmingham)

18h - Concluding Remarks

Coordinators : Zahir Bhalloo, Michel Boivin & Julien Levesque.

Informations pratiques

  • Mardi 31 mai 2016 - 17:00 - 19:00
  • Mercredi 1 juin 2016 - 09:30 - 18:30
  • 31st May : EHESS (salle du conseil A & B) - 190-198, avenue de France 75013 Paris
  • 1st May : EHESS (room 638-640) - 190-198, avenue de France 75013 Paris
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