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Idrees Kanth

M.I. Kanth

Fields of interest

Idrees Kanth’s research interests are focused around Kashmir and modern and early modern South Asian history. He is also interested in Islamic history, especially by way of Islam’s contribution to Global history in terms of the multiple processes and networks that were facilitated by it in the pre and early modern period.

His PhD thesis explored the complexities that have attended the political in Kashmir’s past, emphasising the multiple subjectivities that have emanated among the ‘Kashmiri people’, and arguing that ruptures more than continuities explain the emergence of the Kashmiri political present.

Recent publications

“The Social and Political Life of a Relic: The Episode of the Moi-e-Muqaddas Theft in Kashmir, 1963-64” in Jacqueline H. Fewkes and Megan Sijapati (eds.) Himalayan Ummah, Routledge, New York, 2020

https://leidenislamblog.nl/articles/ae-zalimo-ae-jabiro-kashmir-hamara-chhod-do-hai-haq-hamara-aazadi, Leiden Islam Blog, Oct. 2019

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies
  • SAS India en Tibet

Work address

Matthias de Vrieshof
Matthias de Vrieshof 4
2311 BZ Leiden
Room number 1.03c



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