On Terrorist’s Humanity, Gandhi’s Non-Violence and Muslim Zion. A Conversation with Faisal Devji
Born in Zanzibar, Faisal Devji grew up in South African, lived in Canada, studied in the US. He has taught at the New School in New York, Yale University and the University of Chicago. He was Junior Fellow at the Society of Fellows, Harvard University, and Head of Graduate Studies at the Institute of Ismaili Studies in London. He is a Fellow at New York University’s Institute of Public Knowledge and Yves Otramane Chair at the Graduate Institute in Geneva. He currently teaches South Asia history at St Anthony College, University of Oxford. He is the author of Landscapes of the Jihad: Militancy, Morality, Modernity (Hurst, 2005), The Terrorist in Search of Humanity: Militant Islam and Global Politics (Hurst, 2009), The Impossible India: Gandhi and the Temptation of Violence (Harvard University Press, 2012) and Muslim Zion: Pakistan as a Political Idea (Harvard University Press, 2013).
In this conversation, he introduces his four books and develops his approach of history that combines empirical historical issues and philosophical questions such as the role of religion, nationalism, ethics and violence in a globalized world.
On Terrorist’s Humanity, Gandhi’s Non-Violence and Muslim Zion. A Conversation with Faisal Devji (50 mn)
Geneva, Graduate Institute, 15 November 2013