Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS)

Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS)

CeMIS Colloquium has started for the semester

The colloquium is held on Wednesdays from 4.15pm – 5.45pm in the CeMIS Board room. Find the programme here.

CeMIS Colloquium WiSe 2018-19

Fresh off the press: new book by CeMIS professor Patrick Eisenlohr

CeMIS professor Patrick Eisenlohr's new book "Sounding Islam" has just been released by University of California Press. "Sounding Islam" provides a provocative account of the sonic dimensions of religion, combining perspectives from the anthropology of media and sound studies, as well as drawing on neo-phenomenological approaches to atmospheres. Using long-term ethnographic research on devotional Islam in Mauritius, Patrick explores how the voice, as a site of divine manifestation, becomes refracted in media practices that have become integral parts of religious traditions. At the core of his concern is the interplay of voice, media, affect, and listeners’ religious experiences. "Sounding Islam" sheds new light on a key dimension of religion, the sonic incitement of sensations that are often difficult to translate into language.

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