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Shail Mayaram

Shail Mayaram is currently Honorary Fellow, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies and Chair of the Academic Advisory Board of the Kate Hamburger Centre for Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Studies, University of Heidelberg. Her training is in history, political theory and anthropology. She is interested in violence, nonviolence, religion and the ethical possibilities of life forms. Her most recent book is The Secret Life of AnOther Indian Nationalism: Transitions from the Pax Britannica to the Pax Americana (Cambridge University Press, 2022). She is working on a book on (Non)Violence and Islam and co-editing a volume titled, Intimacy as the Cradle of Heresy, Religious and Secular.


A Comment on Christopher Tounsel, <em> Chosen Peoples: Christianity and Political Imagination in South Sudan </em>

My concluding question is whether the idea of religion itself both in its oppressive and liberatory manifestations becomes, in combination with the state, a recipe for spiraling trauma and terror.