Sunni Chauvinism and the Roots of Muslim Modernism: A Book Talk by Teena Purohit (CURA)

This event celebrates the recent publication of Sunni Chauvinism and the Roots of Muslim Modernism by Teena U. Purohit, Associate Professor of Religion, South Asian Studies, and Islamic Studies at Boston University. Muslim modernism was a political and intellectual movement that sought to redefine the relationship between Islam and the colonial West in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Spearheaded by Muslim leaders in Asia and the Middle East, the modernist project arose from a desire to reconcile Islamic beliefs and practices with European ideas of secularism, scientific progress, women’s rights, and democratic representation. Teena Purohit provides innovative readings of the foundational thinkers of Muslim modernism, showing how their calls for unity and reform led to the marginalization of Muslim minority communities that is still with us today.

When 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm on Thursday, October 5, 2023
Building Howard Thurman Center, 808 Commonwealth Ave, Brookline
Contact Name Elizabeth Amrien
Phone 617-358-0919
Contact Email
Contact Organization Institute on Culture, Religion & World Affairs: CURA
Fees Free
Speakers Teena U. Purohit