SOAS University of London

SOAS South Asia Institute

Muslim South Asia Research Forum

About Us

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Mission: To build an interdisciplinary and international community of research students working on Muslim South Asia. As young scholars, practitioners and intellectuals we will network, exchange ideas and support each other. We will work together to organise events and launch collaborations. 

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MUSA Podcasts

24 May 2016: The Dabistan and Orientalist views of Sufism

28 April 2016: Cultures of Fear: Community Journalism amidst Chronic Urban Unrest

9 October 2015: Muslim South Asia Graduate Conference 2015 Plenary

8 October 2015: New Muslim Elite and the Vernacular: An Anthropological Perspective on Colonial Sindh

22 May 2015: Going West: Persian Students and Shahs in Imperial Europe

29 April 2015: Music, Art, & Power in India

20 March 2015: Corruption and Development: Between Citizen and State in post 1947 India and Pakistan 

13 June 2014: Religious Reform in India: Personalities in the Ahl-i-Hadis and Ahl-i-Quran Movements

22 May 2014: Enmeshed Socio-Economic Legalities - Women and Islam in South Asia

20 February 2014: Muslims in South Asian Cities - Trajectories of Marginalisation

24 January 2014: Muslim Trajectories of Exclusion and Militancy

28 October 2013: Muslim South Asia Graduate Research Conference

Researchers Database

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We host a central directory of Phd students and early career researchers working on Muslim South Asia, across the globe. 

Click here if you are interested in searching or adding your details to the database.


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MUSA organises regular networking and social events intended as a venue for PhD students, early career researchers, academics and practitioners to interact in a friendly and informal setting.

MUSA "Big Star, Rising Star" Speaker Series
Muslim South Asia Graduate Conference


Contact Us



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Address: MUSA Research Forum, Centres and Programmes Office, Room B404, SOAS, University of London. Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG