Islamism, the Genealogy of the Blasphemy Laws and the Praetorian State in Pakistan

Islamism, the Genealogy of the Blasphemy Laws and the Praetorian State in Pakistan

Lecture by Prof. Sadia Abbas

 

Monday, 18 June 2012, 6:15 pm

Ort: Otto Suhr Insititut, Ihnestr.22, Room G

 

 

The lecture will trace the genealogy of what have come to be known as the Blas-phemy Laws in Pakistan to arguments about the security of Islam in pre-Independence South Asia. It will show how these arguments have refracted them-selves in the institutions and discourses of the Pakistani State and play themselves out in some of the current confrontations around religion in present-day Pakistan.

Sadia Abbas is assistant professor of postcolonial studies at Rutgers, The State Uni-versity of New Jersey.

 

Announcement (pdf)