Posted on March 12, 2013
Nile Green, Professor of History and Director of the Central Asia Program (UCLA)
Sufism between South Asia and the World: From Religious Establishment to Muslim Reformation
Pyramid Annex Conference Center
Thursday, March 14th, 5:00 to 6:30 PM
Nile Green is Professor of History and Director of the Central Asia Program at UCLA. He has published widely on the Muslim history of South and Central Asia. His more recent work has expanded into the role of Muslims in global history, particularly through intellectual and technological interchange between Asia and Europe; Muslim travels to the West; Indian Ocean studies; the transnational genealogy of Afghan modernism; and the world history of ‘Islamic’ printing. His Bombay Islam: The Religious Economy of the West Indian Ocean, 1840‐1915 (Cambridge, 2011) was winner of the Hourani Book Award for outstanding publishing in Middle East Studies. Nile’s other recent books include Sufism: A Global History (Wiley‐Blackwell, 2012), Making Space: Sufis and Settlers in Early Modern India (Oxford, 2012), and the forthcoming (edited with Nushin Arbabzadah) Afghanistan in Ink: Literature between Diaspora and Nation(Columbia, 2013).