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Jokes RTs, history (of religion, languages, civilizations, art, politics). Threads on South Asian & Middle Eastern politics, history, religions. (ex-academic)
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Ole Birk Laursen 13h
In other news, my article on the Indian revolutionary Madame Cama and Indian-Russian networks is out now. ‘I have only One Country, it is the World’: Madame Cama, Anticolonialism, and Indian-Russian Revolutionary Networks in Paris, 1907–17
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Nature is Scary 3h
This bull isn't messing around
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Peter R. Quiñones 6h
Got this from on FB. Recent ad seen in Vancouver
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Abraham Riesman אברהם ריסמאַן Sep 24
ME: The Zoomers will save us ZOOMERS:
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Alice Evans 3h
Percentage of Indian women who report that they had a say in choose their husband I used the data from To pre-empt replies, the map template omits disputed regions, & wont let me change the names of Odisha & Uttarakhand 12% in Rajasthan, 15% in UP
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Syed 3h
Replying to @typerioter
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Syed 5h
The massacres and persecution of religious communities during the Cultural Revolution is well reported. Check contemporary news reports and later books on it.
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Syed 5h
Excellent thread on the genocide of Pakistan's Shi'a minority, & the many many subtle ways they are discriminated against. I remember my school bus driver, a lovely old Hyderabadi guy, who regularly called shi'a students "khatmal," & I don't recall anyone ever challenging him.
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NH 8h
1/6 Growing up the advice on keeping faith separate from friendships and even discussions was always there.
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Alexander Key 5h
Arabic with Khalid: my friend and colleague teaches you Arabic for free right here:
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guys look who i saw out on da street!!!:)
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Syed 5h
Another report showing thousands of mosques destroyed by CCP in Xinjiang (more were destroyed during Mao’s cultural revolution). I understand why Muslim states can’t risk an angry China, but why don’t local news media report this? Why don’t Muslims boycott products made in China?
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Emma Graham-Harrison 10h
Xinjiang now has fewer mosques than at any time since the Cultural Revolution. Thousands have been destroyed or damaged over the last few years.
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Christian Sahner 6h
1/ A fabulous quote on the religious demography of Baghdad from Ibn al-Faqīh: “The good thing about Baghdad is that the authorities can be safe from some school leader gaining the ascendancy there, like the ʿAlids frequently overcome the Kufans with the aid of the Shīʿa ...
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rachna kanwar Sep 24
When Saree meets Sports shoes meets Genda phool they gotta have some crazy fun. A perfect video to welcome
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The Ice Age ❄️🌞 Sep 20
This man was buried at Sungir in Russia about 30,000 years ago adorned with 25 woolly mammoth ivory bracelets and 2936 IVORY BEADS. Each bead took about one hour to manufacture
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Christian Sahner 6h
1/ Van Ess on why he thinks Egypt did not contribute significantly to the intellectual development of Islam in the first three centuries of the Hijra: "The Coptic Church [and thus the potential convert population] did not have much to offer intellectually...
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Yitz Landes 7h
A quick thread on the High Priest in Jewish liturgy, in honor of Yom Kippur, with some suggestions for synagogue reading (though I guess that may not really be a thing this year 🤔) ==>
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GabrielSaidR 7h
Today Tripoli, Lebanon is known as a principally Sunni city but when the Persian Nasir-i Khusraw visited it around 1047 he wrote that the people there "are all of the Shi`ah sect."
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Auntie Muslim Sentiment 15 Nov 18
My review of Matthew Gordon & Kathryn Hain's edited volume, Concubines & Courtesans: Women & Slavery in Islamic History is in the new issue of al-'Usur al-Wusta
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