Honorary PhD Scholar, Woolf Institute
AHRC PhD Scholar, Trinity College, Cambridge
Hina Khalid commenced her PhD studies in October 2020, as an AHRC Doctoral Scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge and as an Honorary PhD Scholar at the Woolf Institute.
Her research will examine the theological and philosophical worldviews of two major philosopher-poets of the Indian subcontinent – Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), two of whose Bengali songs are the national anthems of India and Bangladesh, and Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938), often regarded as the spiritual father of Pakistan. By assessing, on comparative registers, the distinctive poetic and theoretical contributions of these two thinkers, her project will seek to interrogate certain disjunctive modes of conceptualising the relations between the universal and the particular, tradition and modernity, and reason and spirituality.
Hina's academic pursuits in the field of comparative theology are met, on the ground, by an interest in, and engagement with, forums for interfaith dialogue and collaboration.
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