GETSEA to Host Sumit Mandal for a Community Book Read

On April 26 at 8pm EDT, GETSEA will host Sumit Mandal for a community book read, author of Becoming Arab: Creole Histories and Modern Identity in the Malay World and winner of the 2020 Benda Prize.

Sumit Mandal is a historian at the University of Nottingham Malaysia. He is currently doing research on Muslim shrines as inscriptions in the landscape of transregional histories of the Malay world. He is working towards a book from this research that is tentatively titled “Saints of the Southern Indian Ocean: Sacred Geographies, Popular Faith Practices, and the Politics of Islam from Jakarta to Cape Town.”

Students and faculty from GETSEA institutions are welcome to attend, and highly encouraged to read the book before doing so. Copies are available through the libraries of all GETSEA institutions.

For more information and to register, visit our events page.

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