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

Suvaid Yaseen

Summer Fellow 2017
PhD Candidate in History
Project Title: Islam in Politics: Kashmir at the Turn of Twentieth Century


Suvaid is interested in the intellectual histories of Islamic movements in South Asia since the late nineteenth century until the present. His particular interest lies in studying how Muslim intellectuals, political leaders, and Ulema responded to the institutions of British colonial rule, and the various pathways that emerged as a response — an earlier emphasis on disengagement would eventually lead to an active engagement with the ideas and institutions of the modern State. Suvaid is also interested in exploring the parallels and divergences betweem the Islamic movements in South Asia and the Middle East.