Introduction The arrival of Muslims in the landmass called South Asia, from the eleventh century onwards, set in motion a complex series of political and sociocultural transformations which continue to shape the terrain in our…
Dr. Ankur Barua is University Senior Lecturer in Hindu Studies at the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge. He researches the conceptual constellations and the social structures of the Hindu traditions. In recent years, his research focus has moved to Indo-Islamic theology and, in particular, to an exploration of the dynamic intersections as well as the contested negotiations between the idioms of bhakti, yoga, tawḥīd, and taṣawwuf on the multiply-stratified postcolonial landscapes of South Asia.
Hina Khalid is a PhD student at the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge. She is working on a comparative study of the theology and poetry of Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938) and Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941). She is particularly interested in the possibilities of comparative theology across Islamic and Indic traditions, and in the ways that shared devotional idioms have formed in and across the Indian subcontinent.