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Clash within civilizations? Revisiting Samuel Huntington’s ‘The Clash of Civilizations’

By Majid Alam
Contrary to Huntington’s claims, one could say that conflicts today are not among the civilisations; rather, the clash is within the civilizations. The idea of nation-states seems to have exceeded the idea of civilizations.


Book Essay: Literary and Religious Practices in Medieval and Early Modern India

By Raziuddin Aquil and David L. Curley
The essays in our co-edited volume, Literary and Religious Practices in Medieval and Early Modern India, deal with the composition and reception of symbolic representations, and with social practices in literature and religion. In them, we have many opportunities to think about writing practices and literary genres in relation to religious boundaries and identities – whether multiple, dual or exclusive.