Tamara I. Sears (NHC Fellow, 2016–17)

Project Title

Wilderness Urbanisms: Architecture, Landscape, and Travel in Southern Asia

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2016–17

Tamara I. Sears completed substantial drafts of two book chapters and made progress on a third for her book Wilderness Urbanisms: Architecture, Landscape, and Travel in Southern Asia. She also completed two articles: "Ibn Battuta's Buddhists: Monuments, Memory, and the Materiality of Travel" for Buddhist and Muslim Encounters in Premodern South Asia, edited by Blain Auer and Ingo Strauch, to be published in the Asiatische Studien – Études Asiatiques series (De Gruyter, forthcoming); and "Matha 'Urbanisms' in the Central Indian Frontier" for Beyond the Monastery: The Entangled Institutional History of the South Asian Maṭha, edited by Caleb Simmons and Sarah Pierce Taylor (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).