SOAS University of London

Department of History

Avril A Powell

BA(CANTAB) PGCE PHD(LONDON)
  • Overview
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Overview

Avril Powell
Department of History

Emeritus Reader

Name:
Dr Avril A Powell
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Biography

History. Region: South Asia. Pre-colonial & British India (not contemporary S. Asia)

Previous PhD Students

Saqib Nadim Baburi, 'Beyond the Akbar Namah: Padshah Namahs and Official Regnal Chronography for Shah-Jahan Padshah I (r.1037/1628-1068/1658)', 2013


Shahla Rahman Young, 'Changing Women’s Lives: A Study of Government Schools for Girls in Late Colonial Bengal', 2013

Teaching

Research

Islam and Muslims in South Asia Relations between Christianity and Islam in S.Asia School textbooks (specifically History) Gender & Islam (historical)

Expertise

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Available for
  • Special Study Programmes
  • Briefings
Regional Expertise
  • South Asia
Country Expertise
  • India
Languages
  • Urdu

Publications

Edited Books or Journal Volumes

Powell, Avril and Lambert-Hurley, S, eds. (2005) Rhetoric and Reality: Gender and the Colonial Experience in South Asia. Delhi: Oxford University Press (Delhi).

Book Chapters

Powell, Avril (2006) 'Islamic Modernism and Women's Status. The Influence of Syed Ameer Ali.' In: Powell, A.A. and Lambert-Hurley, A., (eds.), Rhetoric and Reality. Gender and the Colonial Experience in South Asia. Oxford University Press, pp. 282-317.

Powell, Avril (2006) 'Scholar Manqué or Mere Munshi? Maulawi Karimu'd-Din's Career in the Anglo-Oriental Education Service.' In: Pernau, M., (ed.), The Delhi College. Traditional Elites, the Colonial State, and Education before 1857. Oxford University Press, pp. 203-231.

Powell, Avril (2006) 'Indian Muslim Modernists and the Issue of Slavery in Islam.' In: Chatterjee, I. and Eaton, R. M., (eds.), Slavery & South Asian History. Indiana University Press, pp. 262-86.

Powell, Avril (2003) '"Pillar of a New Faith": Christianity in Late-Nineteenth Century Punjab from the Perspective of a Convert from Islam.' In: Frykenberg, R.E., (ed.), Christians and Missionaries in India. Cross-Cultural Communication since 1500. Routledge Curzon, pp. 223-255.

Powell, Avril (2002) 'Modernist Muslim responses to Christian critique of Islamic culture, civilization and history in northern India.' In: Brown, J and Frykenberg, R, (eds.), Christians, Cultural Interactions and India's Religious Traditions. Wm B. Eerdmans Publishing Co, Routledge Curzon, pp. 61-91.

Powell, Avril (2000) 'Reciprocities and divergences concerning religious traditions in two families of scholars in North India.' In: J, ed, (ed.), Perspectives of Mutual Encounters in South Asian History 1760 - 1860. Brill (Leiden), pp. 188-222.

Powell, Avril (2000) '''Duties of Ahmadi Women'': Educative Processes In the Early Stages of the Ahmadiyya Movement.' In: Copley, Antony, (ed.), Gurus and their Followers: New Religious Reform Movements in Colonial India. Delhi: OUP, pp. 128-156.

Powell, Avril (1999) 'History Textbooks and the Transmission of the Pre-Colonial Past in NW India in the 1860s and 1870s.' In: D, ed, (ed.), Invoking the Past: The Uses of History in South Asia. OUP (Delhi), pp. 91-133.

Powell, Avril (1997) 'Processes of Conversion to Christianity in 19th Century North Western India.' In: G, ed, (ed.), Religious Conversion Movements in South Asia: Continuities and Change 1800-1900. Curzon Press, pp. 15-55.

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