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Till Luge

Germany
Ph.D. Candidate in South Asia Studies 
University of Pennsylvania
Till Luge received his MA in Religious Studies, Ottoman History, and Indology at Heidelberg University and is currently finishing his doctorate in the Department of South Asia Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He was a research fellow in the ANR-DFG research project “New Religiosities in Turkey: Reenchantment in a Secularized Muslim Country?” at the Orient-Institut Istanbul and a visiting researcher at the Max-Weber-Kolleg in Erfurt. Till Luge’s research focuses on religions in the cultural continuum of the Turkic, Persianate, and Indic worlds. It fuses ethnographic and textual approaches, while concentrating on the encounter between Islam and Indian religions in South Asia from the late medieval to the modern periods as well as Islam and new spiritualities in the Ottoman Empire and Turkey during modernity.