Demons, Princes and Demi-gods: India, Arabia and the Arab imaginary

Talk

WHEN March 3, 2016
6-7:30pm EST WHERE 19 Washington Square North WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute in New York Open to the Public

South Asian motifs are scattered across the writings of the Hejaz and Southern Arabia from the Middle Ages through the mid-twentieth century. As part of a larger work that explores the creation of Muslim community in British Aden, this talk examines a particular Indian Ocean imaginary fashioned by Arabian writers that lessened the cultural gaps between themselves and the people of South Asia.

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