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Wilson Chacko Jacob

Wilson Chacko Jacob is a Professor of History at Concordia University. He completed his Ph.D. in 2005 in the Departments of History and Middle East and Islamic Studies at New York University. He is the author of  Working Out Egypt: Effendi Masculinity and Subject Formation in Colonial Modernity, 1870-1940 (2011) and For God or Empire: Sayyid Fadl and the Indian Ocean World (2019).


On Milinda Banerjee’s <em>The Mortal God: Imagining the Sovereign in Colonial India</em>

Specifically, in Banerjee’s work, the sovereign is at once a figure that was used extensively for conjuring anew political and ethical communities and a bridge (or more accurately a plurality of local constructions) for forming, ironically, a non-monarchical Indian nation-state.