Manan Ahmed Asif (ed.)

Sindh: Towards the Philology of a Place

Philological Encounters

Sindh: Towards the Philology of a Place, the new special issue of the journal Philological Encounters, edited by Manan Ahmed Asif consists of the following articles:

Sindh: Towards the Philology of a Place, by Manan Ahmed Asif

Fit to be King! Iconographies of Kingship and Political Identities in Early Sixteenth-Century Sindh, by Munazzah Akhtar

Luminescent Lotuses: Mimesis in Miḥrābs and Micro-architecture at Maklī, by Fatima Quraishi

Following Richard Burton: Religious Identity and Difference in Colonial Sindh, by Uttara Shahani

Before Ethnicity: Reading Sindh between Religion, Race, Language, and Nation, by Shayan Rajani

A Meshwork of Melodies: Des-making Through the Singing and Wayfaring of Shah Abdul Latif’s Devotees, by Pei-ling Huang


The issue also features our second Philological Conversation with Carlo Ginzburg and Islam Dayeh:

Philology and Microhistory: A Conversation with Carlo Ginzburg, by Islam Dayeh

The journal Philological Encounters (PHEN) is dedicated to a historical and philosophical critique of philology and promotes critical and comparative perspectives with the aim of integrating textual scholarship and the study of language from across the world.

Philological Encounters welcomes innovative and critical contributions in the form of articles as well as review articles of usually two to three related books, preferably from different disciplines. It is open to contributions from all disciplines studying the history of textual practices, hermeneutics, philology, philological controversies, or the global history of writing, archiving, tradition-making and publishing. An overview of previous issues and a more detailed overview of the submission process can be found on the journal's webpage.

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