AAS 2018 Annual Conference

March 22-25 | Washington, D.C.

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

Deadline for Receipt of All Proposals is August 8, 2017.

Deadline to submit post for this forum is July 31, 2017

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Colonial history, Occidentalism, South Asian Studies, cross cultural experiences
Last Post 25 Jul 2017 03:50 PM by Najeeba Arif. 0 Replies.
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25 Jul 2017 03:50 PM
    This is Najeeba Arif, Associate Professor/Chair Department of Urdu, International Islamic University, Islamabad.
    I am looking for any appropriate panel for presenting my paper on the topic given below. I am open to modify my topic within the broader field of the subject. For example, I can present on any individual traveler or on any common theme, like how women have been viewed and presented in the travelogues of the West in the colonial period, etc.
    I can be contacted at the following email:
    Looking forward to hearing from you,

    South Asian Muslim's Perception of the West in the Colonial Period:Travelogues, Auto-Biographies, Memoirs, Letters, Notes

    The paper is aimed at exploring the image of the West as reflected in the travelogues, auto-biographies, memoirs, letters and notes of the Muslims in South Asia during the early nineteenth century. It will focus on how the South Asian Muslims observed and described the socio-political and cultural aspects of the West after a direct contact with the western societies. It will also explore how the South Asian Muslims' perception of the West took shape and what were the factors which contributed to build their images and ideas about the West. Was it an encounter of the two cultures or a clash of the two political powers and how one started looking at the other as THE OTHER?

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