SEPADPod with Simon Wolfgang Fuchs

15th May 2019 by Simon Mabon

On this episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with Simon Wolfgang Fuchs, Lecturer in Islamic and Middle East Studies at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany. Simon considers how the Islamic scholarly tradition is debated and negotiated in modern and contemporary Muslim societies, revolving around the travel of ideas between West, Central, and South Asia. He is the author of In a Pure Muslim Land (University of North Carolina Press, 2019) and is also working on a book looking at the impact of the Iranian revolution, to be published by Princeton. On this episode, Simon and Simon talk about the role of Shi'ism in India and Pakistan, links between the Middle East and Asia, and consider sectarian politics in a different context.