Islam in Asia:   Traditions and Transformation

An NEH Summer Institute ~ June 12 to July 7, 2017 ~ Honolulu, Hawaii ~ Hosted by the Asian Studies Development Program

Helpful Links

The links below may provide useful information and further links, when exploring in the field of Islam in Asia. In addition, teaching resources in the area of Islam in Asia may be useful.
Islam in Southeast Asia, Center for global Education, Asia Society
Islam in Southeast Asia:  Cornell University Library
Middle East Institute:  non-partisan, expert information and analysis on the Middle East


Directory of Open Access Journals to search in your interested fields

Archive.org:  eBooks and Texts internet Archive:  Internet archive and open library, fully accessible books and texts.
The National Academies Press:  download by chapters or books
OAIster:  Find the Pearls:  scholarly publications from universities all over the world
World Bank Open Knowledge Repository:  includes studies, journal articles, books, etc. from the World Bank Economic Review and World Bank Research Observer, WB annual reports
UNdata:  free data access to UN statistical databases, containing over 60 million data points and covering a wide range of themes from agriculture, crime, education to energy, environment, and industry
The World Bank's Open Data Initiative:  comprehensive set of data on living standards around the globe, including 2,000 indicators

Book Review Forum on Shahab Ahmed’s What is Islam?:  there are reviews of each chapter of the book

Aurangzeb:  The Life and Legacy of India's Most Controversial King by Audrey Truschke
Historian Finds Herself at the Center of India’s Hindu-Muslim Conflict:  Commentary on Audrey Truschke on Rutgers Newark College of Arts and Sciences University College
William Elison, Andy Rotman and Christian Lee Novetzke, Amar Akbar Anthony: Bollywood, Brotherhood, and the Allegory of the Nation (Harvard University Press, 2016)

A book on Mosques in China by Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt, China's Early Mosques. Edinburgh University Press, 2016

A book that deals with the thorny issues of interpreting tradition in contemporary times by Jonathan Brown, Misquoting Muhammad

Joel Blecher's essay on Ibn Hajar in the Atlantic
A podcast conversation with Ebrahim Moosa on his book What is a Madrasa?
Bruce Lawrence’s conversation about his book What is Allah?
Blood Telegram, where Archer Blood accuses the Pakistani military of committing genocide in Bengal, while the rest of the world did nothing. In Wikimedia Commons.
The Spirit of Islam”:  Krista Tippett interviews Omid Safi and Seemi Bushra Ghaz in an episode of On Being in which Krista Tippett interviews i. H
A podcast conversation with Ronit Ricci on her book, Islam Translated: Literature, Conversion, and the Arabic Cosmopolis of South and Southeast Asia (University of Chicago Press, 2011)


World Digital Library:  cultural treasures from around the world on one site

H-Islam Art:  sponsored by the Historians of Islamic Art Association, an international professional organization for the study of Islamic art.
Historians of Islamic Art Association:  dedicated to promoting the study and teaching of the art, architecture and archaeology of Islamic cultures world-wide.
The Asian Museum of Art:  Online Collection
A Drunken Babur Returns to Camp at Night:  Freer and Sackler Galleries
A complete recording of the Qur'an by a world-renowned Qur’an reciter, Maria Ulfah of Indonesia

A full documentary:  Koran by Heart

Kuntala Ray:  playing slide guitar which evolves from Hawaiian slide guitar, live performance at a program in Kolkata in 2015. Notice aspects like taan, meer, and sthayee or mukhra that Qawwali shares with Khayal
Transgenders:  Pakistan's Open Secret (LGBT Documentary)-Real Stories

Adherents.com:  a website that collects and presents information on religious demographics and world religions statistics.

Sufi and 'Irfan Links by Juan R.I. Cole

Musawah:  advocating for equality and justice in the Muslim family

An interview with Ayesha Chaudry about her book too. We talk about this idea of tradition a bit in the first few minutes of the conversation.
Cross-Cultural Connections, Border-Crossings, and "Death by Culture":  Thinking about Dowry-Murders in India and Domestic-Violence Murders in the United States by Uma Narayan
From Inside Indonesia Indonesia's Woman to Watch


The Perry-Castañeda Map Collection at the University of Texas


Asia for Educators, The Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University
Education about Asia:  Association for Asian Studies
C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University Libraries
H-Asia:  H-Net Humanities and Social Sciences Online on Asian History & Studies
H-NEAsia:  H-Net Humanities and Social Sciences Online on Northeast Asian Culture & History
H-SEAsia:  H-Net Humanities and Social Sciences Online on Southeast Asian Culture & History
South Asian Studies:  New York University Libraries
Video Catalog, South Asia Center of University of Virginia:  titles and synopsis of educational films related to South Asia
Digital Collections of Sources on Asia & World:  FOREAST (Free Open Resources for East Asian Studies):  The Internet East Asian Library

Electronic Journal Intersections:  Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific

Asia Center, Harvard University
College of Asia & the Pacific, Australian National University
Asia Pacific Research Online by Dr. T. Matthew Ciolek, Australian National University
Asian Educational Media Service:  more than 6,000 records for DVDs, videocassetes, curriculum units with audio-visual components, and other non-print media helpful for teaching and learning about Asia
Asia Past & Present:  Publications by the Association for Asian Studies
Key Issues in Asian Studies:  Association for Asian Studies
The Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst:  a publication of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program Joint Center
Portland International Muslim Cultural Festival:  Connecting Humanity through the Power of Music, Art and Food, Saturday, July 8, 2017
Rethinking Blasphemy in Indonesia and the Fiqh Tradition, Timothy Gutmann, University of Chicago Divinity School
An animated TV series, Chhola Bheem, aired on Pogo TV starting in 2008 and was very popular. The main character Bheem is inspired by the Mahabharata character Bhima and thus like him is very powerful and also a lover of sweets. Additionally, he fights for the good and against evil. 
A link to a wikipedia article on Ijtima and its historical connection to Bangladesh.