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Anand Taneja

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Islamic Traditions of South Asia

My research and teaching focus on the religious and cultural traditions of South Asia, specializing in the anthropological study of contemporary Islam, Indian popular culture, and inter-religious relations between Muslims and Hindus. My work focuses on emergent shrines, ethical formations, and new religious, literary, and cultural expression in the contemporary landscape of urban north India. Through this work, I ask questions which contribute to global debates in the humanities and the social sciences on the relation of religion to public life and politics.