Professor Amanullah De Sondy, Assistant Professor in World
Religions - Department of Philosophy and Religion, will present two
classes and a public lecture at Boston University's Department of
Religion on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th March.
Firstly, speaking to a class on Women & Religion on his
research focus on Islamic Masculinities. Secondly, speaking to a
class on Western Religions on the subject of Islam and Muslims in
Scotland. He will also deliver a public lecture on the famous 19th
century Mughal poet, Mirza Ghalib, exploring his love of alcohol
and courtesans and in turn dissecting his hedonistic Islamic
masculinity and raising the question, in view of Qur'anic
constructions of masculinities, whether he is to be regarded a
drunk or a saint.