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Kirill Babaev, author of A Grammar of May, joins us for a discussion about his love for languages and culture and his fieldwork in remote parts of Africa, Asia and Latin America.


Raj Balkaran from New Books Network interviews Peter Bisschop and Yuko Yokochi about their work on the monumental Skandapurāṇa project.


William Puck Brecher discusses his latest book with Jingyi Li for New Books Network.


In the first episode of our new themed series Across the Rainbow, Dr. Jayaprakash Mishra shares with us why he chose to examine the emotions of guilt in South Asian families through a queer perspective.

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This article in Dutch was first published on Neerlandistiek, an online magazine for Dutch linguistics, literature and language proficiency that publishes daily contributions.


Farabi Fakih and Faizah Zakaria discuss the concept and range of authoritarian modernization, Sukarno’s Guided Democracy as a revolution, the formation of a military elite and the connection between Cold War technical aid and democratic decline.


As the Journal of Sufi Studies recently instated a new Editorial Board, we invited the new Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Alexandre Papas, for a discussion about his academic work in Sufi studies, his most recent publications with Brill, and the future of the journal.


George L. van Driem discusses his latest book The Tale of Tea on the podcast Tea, Mud and Hope.


In a discussion with Jingyi Li, Christopher Joby discusses his latest book The Dutch Language in Japan (1600-1900). It is the first book-length account of the knowledge and use of the Dutch language in Tokugawa and Meiji Japan.


Domenico Ingenito, Paul Losensky and Jane Mikkelson discuss the recently published Beholding Beauty. Saʿdi of Shiraz and the Aesthetics of Desire in Medieval Persian Poetry.