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Australianama: The South Asian Odyssey in Australia

Samia Khatun


Australian deserts remain dotted with the ruins of old mosques. Beginning with a Bengali poetry collection discovered in a nineteenth-century mosque in the town of Broken Hill, Samia Khatun weaves together the stories of various peoples colonized by the British Empire to chart a history of South Asian diaspora. Australia has long been an outpost of Anglo empires in the Indian Ocean world, today the site of military infrastructure central to the surveillance of 'Muslim-majority' countries across the region. Imperial knowledges from Australian territories contribute significantly to the Islamic- ... More

Keywords: Islam, Diaspora, Indigenous, Postcolonial, Indian Ocean, Epistemic Colonisation, Decolonising Methodologies, Historiography, Settler colonialism, Dreams and Dreaming

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190922603
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190922603.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Samia Khatun, author
Centre for Gender Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London