Farina Mir

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Farina Mir
Occupation Professor, Historian
Known for History of the Punjab, British colonialism
Notable work The Social Space of Language
Punjab Reconsidered
Genre and Devotion in Punjab's Popular Narratives

Farina Mir is a historian and a professor at the University of Michigan. She has a keen interest in the history of colonial and postcolonial South Asia, with a particular interest in the social, cultural, and religious history of late-colonial north India.[1]


In 1993, Mir received her B.A. in English literature and Asian & Middle Eastern Cultures from Barnard College and in 2002, she received her Ph.D. in History with distinction from Columbia University.

Notable Works

  • The Social Space of Language: Vernacular Culture in British Colonial Punjab, (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010).[2]
  • Punjab Reconsidered: History, Culture, and Practice, ed. Anshu Malhotra and Farina Mir. (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2012).[3]
  • Genre and Devotion in Punjab's Popular Narratives: Rethinking Cultural and Religious Syncretism," Comparative Studies in Society and History 48.3, July, 2006: 727-758.[4]



  1. ^ "People - Faculty - Farina Mir". University of Michigan. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  2. ^ "The Social space of language". University of California Press. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Punjab Reconsidered: History, Culture, and Practice". Oxford University Press. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Genre and Devotion in Punjabi Popular Narratives". Cambridge University Press. JSTOR 3879442. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  5. ^ "Farina Mir". University of Michigan.

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