Usman Hamid

Instructor in Asian Studies Usman Hamid presented a talk titled "Transmitting Tradition: Islamic Knowledge Systems in the Early Modern Indian Ocean World" at the 48th Annual Conference on South Asia, hosted by the Center for South Asia at University of Wisconsin-Madison on Oct. 19.

In his paper, Hamid examined the role of Arabic knowledge systems such as hadith in cultivating a materially oriented devotion to the Prophet Muhammad in Mughal India starting from the seventeenth-century.

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