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Carolina Asia Center Tea & Talk Series: Samee Siddiqui: Pan-Islamism and Anti-Colonialism in the Interwar Period: The Career of Muhammad Barkatullah (1864-1927)

April 20, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

This talk will look at the life of an Indian Muslim figure, Muhammad Barkatullah (1864-1927), who midway through his career transitioned from being a cosmopolitan intellectual to an anti-British revolutionary. Not only was his career based almost entirely outside of British India (including the United States and Japan), he helped connect the overseas Indian nationalist network to Pan-Islamists, Pan-Asianists, the Irish Republicans and the Bolsheviks. Through the lens of this Indian revolutionary, this talk will explore anti-colonialism, Pan-Islamism, race and civilizational discourse from the late 1880s to the mid-1920s.

Samee Siddiqui is a PhD student at UNC-Chapel Hill in the History department studying Global History. Prior to moving to North Carolina, Samee worked as a journalist for Al Jazeera English (AJE) in their London and Doha offices. Samee’s MA looked at the career of a Muslim Indian revolutionary, and his PhD thesis will look at the connections between Modern Japan and the ‘Muslim World.’

Sandwiches and bubble tea will be served.




April 20, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm



Carolina Asia Center
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The Carolina Asia Center supports diverse Asia-related events. However, CAC co-sponsorship of any talk, seminar, documentary screening, film screening, performance or celebration does not constitute endorsement of or agreement with the views presented therein. As an academic institution, we value diverse perspectives that promote dialogue and understanding.

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