July Links

July Links

A new art exhibition in Mumbai’s Kala Ghoda district explores the unique modernist art movement that emerged in post-independence India in Mumbai and Kolkata.

An untitled work by J Sultan Ali appearing in the exhibition .

An untitled work by J Sultan Ali appearing in the exhibition.

In a podcast interview with the New Books Network, Ricardo Cubas Ramacott discusses his book The Politics of Religion and the Rise of Social Catholicism in Peru (1884-1935). It offers a new genealogy for Peruvian liberation theology and the intellectual and social milieux it emerged from.

The political and social satires of Bengali feminist Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain (1880-1932) have appeared in English for the first time.

At the Muslim World League International Conference on Islamic Thought: Approach and Message, the League’s Secretary-General, Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, stresses that “modernity and authenticity are the main pillars of Islamic thought.”

Two new edited collections examine the legacy of the discourses and practices of “medical modernity” and colonial medicine in India and Southeast Asia.

For the ears: In New Wine in an Old Bottle, Wang Chang-yuan closes a revitalization of the ancient music of the zheng with a rendition of Stephen Foster’s Oh Susannah!

And as the heatwaves continue, we again see the argument emerge that modernity was born with air conditioning. Stay cool!

Diptych: Gesture as Hieroglyph

Diptych: Gesture as Hieroglyph

Global Genealogies of Modernity Recap

Global Genealogies of Modernity Recap