Dietrich Reetz (Center for Modern Oriental Studies, Berlin)
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Dr. Dietrich Reetz
Zentrum Moderner Orient/
Center for Modern Oriental Studies
Kirchweg 33 (Mittelhof Nicholassee)
14129 Berlin, GERMANY
Phones: +49 +30 80307-237 /-0 (Secretary)
Fax: +49 +30 80307-210
Description of work:
Mainly interested in South Asian Islam, Pakistan, ethnic and religious
conflict in India. Currently doing a contract-based research project on
'The political concept of Islamic movements in colonial India 1900-1947,'
surveying political attitudes of the Seminary movements (Deobandi,
Barelwi, etc) and the Faith and Revival movements (Ahl-e Hadis, Ahrar,
Khaksar, Ahmadi, etc). Worked recently on manuscripts on 'Pakistan and
India in the race for Central Asia,' on the historical issue of the 1920
Hijrat within the Khilafat movement, and on current aspects of the Kashmir
issue. For a list of publications, see at the Centre's website
Published a number of articles on politics and history of South Asia, in
particular on Pakistan, on ethnic and religious conflict in South Asia, on
the Indian Muslim movement's history, but also on regional and
international issues concerning South Asia like the re-emergence of
Central Asia. Teaching occasional courses at the Berlin Free University.
Most recent publications include:
Ethnic and religious identities in colonial India (1920s-1930s): a
conceptual debate. In: Contemporary South Asia, Oxford : Carfax, (1993),
2 (2), pp. 109-122.
Pakistan and the Central Asia Hinterland Option: the Race for
Regional Security and Development. In: Journal of South Asian and Middle
Eastern Studies. No. 1 1993/94 (Fall), Villanova, PA, USA, pp. 28-56.
(For a partial reprint in Pakistan, see The Friday Times, Karachi, July
7-13, 1994, Vol VI, No 18, pp. 20-23.)
Pakistan and Central Asia - A Troubled Courtship for an Arranged
Marriage. In: Dr. Moonis Ahmar, Contemporary Central Asia, Karachi:
University of Karachi/Hanns-Seidel Foundation, 1995, pp. 85-104.
In Search of the Collective Self: How Ethnic Group Concepts Were
Cast Through Conflict in Colonial India. In : Modern Asian Studies.
Cambridge. Vol 31 (1997), No 2, S. 285-315
Religion and group-identity: Comparing three regional movements in
Colonial India. In: Annemarie Hafner (ed.), Essays on South Asian Society,
Culture and Politics. (Furderungsgesellschaft Wiss. Neuv. mbH, FSP
Moderner Orient, Arbeitshefte, 8) Berlin: Das Arabische Buch 1995, pp.
On the Nature of Muslim Political Responses: Islamic Militancy in
the Indian North-West Frontier Province in the 1920s, Mushirul Hasan (ed),
Muslim Identities in Plural Societies. Delhi: Manohar, 1998 (forthcoming).
Options for Pakistan and India in Kashmir: A sober assessment. In:
Talaat Wizarat (ed.), Conflict and Conflict Resolution, Karachi: Karachi
University, 1998, (forthcoming).
India and Pakistan in the race for Central Asia: a comparison. In:
Central Asia. Peshawar: Peshawar University, Area Study Centre for Central
Asia. 1998, (forthcoming).