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Séminaire Interactions between Islamicate and Indic Societies in South and South-East Asia: Comparative Perspectives

Zacky Khairul Umam (Freie Universitaet, Berlin)& Pegah Shahbaz (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada - University of Toronto)

Jeudi 1 avril 2021, 15h – 18h

Séminaire

 

Interactions between Islamicate and Indic Societies in South and South-East Asia:

Comparative Perspectives

 

Jeudi 1 avril 2021, 15h – 18h

 

Le séminaire aura lieu en ligne sur la plateforme Big Blue Button : https://webinaire.ehess.fr/b/spe-9rk-2yw.

Pour participer il suffit de se connecter à l’horaire prévu du séminaire, le jeudi de 15h00 à 18h00.

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Organisation : Fabrizio Speziale - Hélène Njoto - Aditia Gunawan

  

 

Zacky Khairul Umam (Freie Universitaet, Berlin)

Syncretic Sovereignty: Islamic Kingship and Cultural Realms in Southeast Asia (the 17th Century)

 

The transition from Hindu-Buddhist kingdoms to Islamic kingdoms in Sumatra and Java in the early modern period was marked by the syncretic feature of polities and religious culture. The gradual Islamization since the fifteenth century had not radically eradicated "pre-Islamic” values and symbols. Rather, Muslim kings in Sumatra and Java adopted, refashioned, and transformed non-Islamic values to retain the political authority of the past and to embrace a newly Islamized community widely. In particular, this lecture aims to capture the nature of Islamic sovereignty in the first half of the seventeenth century in Sumatra and Java by addressing the amalgamation of Perso-Indic and Islamic doctrines at the “peak time” when transregional mobility of ideas and people from the Islamic world occurred. To avoid the constant accusation of “un-Islamic” and “less Islamic” values of political and religious culture during this period, this lecture will also criticize the reduction paradigm embraced by a certain Western perspective and Islamic legalism.

 

Pegah Shahbaz (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada - University of Toronto)

A Study of Gender in Persian Devotional Literature of South Asia

 

In a comparative approach, this presentation aims to examine the place and role attributed to women in Persian devotional literature of Central and South Asia. We will see how the cultural perception of Islam and mysticism and their localization in the two regions resulted in the change of perspective towards women and the image through which they were presented in narratives. Case studies from Perso-Islamic and Indian mystical literatures will reveal that patriarchal and cultural norms have influenced Indian and Persian Sufism in two distinct manners, due to which, as I will demonstrate, the imagery around women is evolved differently in the Indo-Persian texts, shifting from a passive metaphor for the sought Truth - or the beloved- towards an active seeker of the Truth - the lover. 

 

 

 Pour plus d’informations, voir : http://case.ehess.fr/index.php?3027https://enseignements.ehess.fr/2020-2021/ue/813

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Direction collégiale

Vanina Bouté & Dana Rappoport

dir.case[at]ehess.fr

 


Gestion 
Clémentine Dénardou

 

Communication/Web/édition

Sophie Hénon


Documentation/Bibliothèque 
Hélène Poitevin

 

Audiovisuel
Pierre Boccanfuso