Book Launch: Islam and the State in Myanmar


Dr Melissa Crouch presenting a copy of her book to Associate Professor Dan Puchniak in appreciation for the funding and support provided by the Centre of Asian Legal Studies

 

The Centre for Asian Legal Studies announced the launch of Dr Melissa Crouch’s book, Islam and the State in Myanmar: Muslim-Buddhist Relations and the Politics of Belonging on 3 November 2016 at NUS Law.


From left: Dr Alistair Cook (Panel Discussant), Dr Ronojoy Sen (Panel Moderator), Dr Nyi Nyi Kyaw (Contributing Author), Dr Melissa Crouch (Editor), Associate Professor Farish Noor (Guest Commentator), and Associate Professor Dan Puchniak, Director of the Centre for Asian Legal Studies.

At the panel discussion, Dr Melissa Crouch, along with two contributors, Dr Nyi Nyi Kyaw and Dr Alistair Cook, shared their perspectives on the book. The panel was chaired by Dr Ronojoy Sen, and the book was officially launched by Special Guest Commentator, Associate Professor Farish Noor of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University.


From left: Dr Nyi Nyi Kyaw (Contributing Author), Dr Melissa Crouch (Editor), Dr Alistair Cook (Panel Discussant), and Special Guest Commentator, Associate Professor Farish Noor of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University.

The book provides an informed, scholarly response to contemporary issues facing the Muslim communities of Myanmar from both an empirical and a comparative perspective. This book comes at a critical juncture in Myanmar’s history and at a time when there is an urgent need for deeper knowledge of Muslim communities in Buddhist-majority Myanmar.

The book is based on papers that were presented at a conference sponsored by the Centre for Asian Legal Studies in 2014.

Dr Crouch was a Research Fellow at the Centre for Asian Legal Studies from 2013 to 2014. She would particularly like to thank Professor Andrew Harding (NUS Law) for his support of this project.

The book is available from Oxford University Press.


Book signing by Dr Melissa Crouch at the launch
 

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