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View Resource Reimagining the World, Remaking the Region: Textual Traditions of Geography in Modern South Asia

Shayan Rajani was a 2015-2016 AIPS Fellow and conducted research in London for eight months. Rajani "examines the role of regional intellectuals in South Asia— specifically, in the western region of Sindh—in transforming Islamicate and British textual traditions of geography over the late pre-colonial (1750-1843) and early colonial (1843-1900) periods."
View Resource Making a Home for Urdu in Pakistan: The Migrations of the Anjuman-I Taraqqi-yi Urdu

Andrew Amstutz was a 2012-2013 AIPS Fellow and conducted research in Dhaka, New Delhi, Mumbai, Aligarh, and Patna for 8 months. Amstutz's "examines the changing geography of Urdu politics by following one of the oldest Urdu publishing houses, the Anjuman-i Taraqqi-yi Urdu (Association for the Advancement of Urdu), as it moved from early 20th-century North India and the Deccan to post-colonial...
View Resource Between Samarkand and Delhi: Mapping Conceptions of Space and Belonging in late-Nineteenth and early-Twentieth Centuries Chitral

Muntazir Ali was a 2020 AIPS Short-Term Research Grant awardee and conducted research in Peshawar and Chitral in the summer and fall of 2021. Ali's work created "a crucial initial glimpse into the rich and complex meanings of place, the various modes of place-making, and how place has been invested with meaning in this part of the world."