Teena Purohit

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Boston, MA 02215
T: 617.358.1755; F: 617.358.3087
Email: tpurohit@bu.edu
Fall 2014 Office Hours: Tuesdays 2-3, Thursdays 11-12, and by appointment


Bio

Teena Purohit joined the Department of Religion in Fall 2009. A scholar of South Asian religions with specialties in Muslim and Hindu devotional literature, religious identity formation, and modern Islam, Purohit’s particular interests revolve around theoretical issues like conceptions of religion in modern Islam and the impact of colonial forms of knowledge on modern Muslim intellectual thought.  She teaches courses on Islam, Sufism, modern Islam, religion and politics in South Asia, theory and methods in the study of religion, and Islam and the West.  Her first book, The Aga Khan Case: Religion and Identity in Colonial India, was published in 2012 by Harvard University Press. Her second book, Making Islam Modern, will also be published by Harvard University Press (2016).

Complete CV

Books:

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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Courses:

  • 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