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.