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- In “Pirates and Pilgrims: The Plunder of the Ganj-i Sawai, the Hajj, and a Mughal Captain’s Perspective” (Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 64, no. 1-2 (2021)), Tyler Joseph Kynn (University of Memphis), using literature on “[t]he pirate attack by Henry Every in 1695 on a Mughal ship” carrying travelers from Mecca, discusses how this literature reveals crucial facts about the Muslim pilgrimage in the late 17th century.
- In “The Forgotten Jihad under Japan: Muslim Reformism and the Promise of Indonesian Independence” (Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 64, no. 1-2 (2021)), Michael Laffan (Princeton University) discusses Indonesia’s national hero Mansur’s call for jihād “under the auspices of the Japanese empire” during World War II and queries why Mansur was “so supportive of the Japanese military administration?”
- Intisar Rabb, Editor-in-Chief, contributed to the Universal Title podcast series that recently launched its first podcast entitled “The Universal Title: Muhammad Ali’s Spiritual Journey.”