Teena Purohit

Teena Purohit147 Bay State Road, Suite 404
Boston, MA 02215
T: 617.358.1755; F: 617.358.3087
Email: tpurohit@bu.edu
Spring 2014 Office Hours: Mon 1:00-2:00; Wed 2:00-3:00


Teena Purohit joined the Department of  Religion in Fall 2009. She received her Ph.D in Religion at Columbia University in 2007. She has taught classes on major texts of the Middle East and South Asia at Columbia University and South Asian Religions at UC Irvine. Professor Purohit’s research and teaching interests  focus on modern Islam, South Asian religions, religion and colonialism, and Sufism and theories of religion. Her first book, The Aga Khan Case: Religion and Identity in Colonial India was published in 2012 with Harvard University Press.

Complete CV


Aga Khan CaseThe Aga Khan Case: Religion and Identity in Colonial India
By: Teena Purohit
Harvard University Press, 2012
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To learn more about The Aga Khan Case, listen to the following interview conducted
by New Books in Islamic Studies.

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  • CAS RN103 Religions of the World: Eastern
  • CAS RN200 Theoretical Approaches to the Study of Religion
  • CAS RN214 Islam
  • CAS RN316/616  Modern Islam
  • CAS RN341/641 Islamic Mysticism: Sufism
  • CAS RN425/725 Topics in South Asian Religions
  • CAS RN429/729 Religion and Politics in South Asia