Beyond Bedouin and Bania: Arabia-South Asia Relations
Date : 07 Dec 2017 - 08 Dec 2017
Venue : Asia Research Institute, Seminar Room
AS8, Level 4, 10 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119260
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CALL FOR PAPERS HAS CLOSED

The Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore invites papers for the conference Beyond Bedouin and Bania: Arabia-South Asia Relations. This is the 4th Muhammad Alagil Arabia Asia Conference.

By dint of proximity and other reasons, Arabia and South Asia are neighbouring regions which have been involved in each other's affairs for centuries. While their relations are not always the most visible, peoples from the two regions enjoy a degree of familiarity and mutual knowledge that defies conventional notions of cultural and religious difference. 

This conference will explore and map the range of relations between Arabia and South Asia in the present and the past through a number of topics such as:

  • Cities and Networks
  • Maritime Polities
  • Creole Scripts and Songs
  • Performing Arts
  • Migrant Labour
  • Mercenaries and Militaries
  • Trade Diasporas
  • Religious Networks
  • Consumption
  • Textiles
  • Food
  • Smuggling
  • Currencies
  • Legal Platforms (e.g. Islamic, English)
  • Princely States/Monarchies/Indirect Rule
  • Empire in the Gulf
  • Post-Imperial Legacies


SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS
Call for papers has closed and notifications of acceptance will be sent out by early/mid October 2017.

CONTACT DETAILS
Conference Convenors

Dr Nisha Mathew
Asia Research Institute, and Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore
E | arinmm@nus.edu.sg; meinmm@nus.edu.sg

Prof Engseng Ho
Asia Research Institute, and Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore

Contact Person(s)
Sharon ONG