Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Contemporary South Asia

Vazira Zamindar Published in Cambridge University Press on "How Secular is Art?"

April 18, 2023

Stemming from a 2018 symposiumHow Secular is Art? On the Politics of Art, History and Religion in South Asia (Cambridge University Press, 2023) questions the temporal, spatial, and cultural binaries between the ‘sacred’ and the ‘secular’ that have shaped art historical scholarship as well as artistic practice. As an invitation to interrogate the secular modality of art, the book unsettles both the categories of ‘art’ and ‘secular’ in their theoretical and historical implications. Contributions to the edition include Brown University Associate Professor of History, Vazira Fazila-Yocoobali Zamindar as well as Akeel Bilgrami, Tapati Guha-Thakurta, Kajiri Jain, Zehra Jumabhoy, Santhi Kavuri-Bauer, Sumathi Ramaswamy, Tamara Sears, Holly Shaffer, Kavita Singh, Sanjukta Sunderason, and Karin Zitzewitz.