Wheat remains a central part of national identity in Tajikistan despite the mechanization of agriculture and decades of hostile Soviet policies.
The methods of Sufi meditation were regarded as secret during the early Mughal empire. Why, then, did Dara Shikoh feel the need to write them down?
Despite the repeal of Prohibition, alcohol consumption was an enormous political issue for many white American Protestants.
In the modern city of Tokyo, mature forests and trees form a spiritual bridge between past and present.
The sacred and emotional geographies of two Indian Ocean diaspora communities intertwine with elements of New Age spirituality in the megacity of Mumbai.
Queer Yiddishkeit challenges the notion that Yiddish is inherently heteronormative or conservative.
Spiritism appealed to Iranian intellectuals who sought to reconcile their commitment to science with their pursuit of moral reform.
The lives and roles of African-descended women who joined predominantly white Catholic convents was deliberately hidden by congregational historians.
The long, little-known history of Muslim women in communal religious life.
Was this revered female figurehead an empowered leader or a tragic victim in her father's wake?