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The Resource Australianama

Australianama

Label
Australianama
Title
Australianama
Statement of responsibility
Samia Khatun
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 colonised by the British Empire to chart a history of South Asian diaspora.Australianama (The Book of Australia) composes a history of Muslims in Australia through Sufi poetry, Urdu travel tales, Persian dream texts and Arabic concepts, as well as Wangkangurru song-poetry, Arabunna women's stories and Kuyani histories, leading readers through the rich worlds of non-white peoples that are missing from historical records. Khatun challenges a central idea that powerfully shapes history books across the Anglophone world: that European knowledge traditions are superior to the epistemologies of the colonised. Arguing that Aboriginal and South Asian language sources are keys to the vast, complex libraries that belie colonised geographies, Australianama shows that stories in colonised tongues can transform the very ground from which we view past, present and future
Summary
Australian deserts remain dotted with the ruins of old mosques. Beginning with a Bengali poetry collection discovered in a 19th-century mosque in the town of Broken Hill, Samia Khatun weaves together the stories of various peoples colonised 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-Western binary of the post Cold War era. In narrating a history of Indian Ocean connections from the perspectives of those colonised by the British, Khatun highlights alternative contexts against which to consider accounts of non-white people.
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10729755
Cataloging source
SALS
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Samia Khatun
Dewey number
304.8
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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HIS004000
Target audience
adult
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the South Asian odyssey in Australia
Label
Australianama
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300009370
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780702263798
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Australianama
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300009370
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780702263798
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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