book manuscript 

Indian Muslim Minorities and the 1857 Rebellion: Religion, Rebels and Jihad (under contract: I. B. Tauris)

edited special edition journal

Shifting Boundaries: The Study of Islam in the Humanities, special edition of Muslim World, Volume 106, Number 4 (October 2016). with Zahra M. S. Ayubi.


Morgenstein Fuerst, Ilyse R. and Zahra M. S. Ayubi. “Shifting Boundaries: the Study of Islam in the Humanities,” Muslim World, Volume 106, Number 4 (October 2016), pp. 643-654.

Morgenstein Fuerst, Ilyse R. “A Muslim Bhagavadgita: ‘Abd al-Rahman’s Interpretive Translation and its Implications.” Journal of South Asian Religious History. Vol. 1 (2015). pp. 1-29.

—–. “Space, Power, And Stories: Hagiography, Nationalist Discourse, and the Construction of Sacred Space at the Khwaja Sahib in Ajmer, India,” Symposia: The Graduate Student Journal of the Centre for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto. Vol 3, 1 (2011) pp. 55-69.

digital scholarship

What Is Islam? Forum, Marginalia Review of Books, co-editor/co-author with Kristian Petersen. 6-part review series with critical introduction by Petersen and myself on Shahab Ahmed’s What is Islam? The Case for Being Islamic (Princeton UP: 2015). Originally published August 19-26, 2016. Co-authored introduction here:

“Spinning but not Religious: Inside the New Economy of Spiritual Fitness,” Religion Dispatches, June 14, 2016.

5-part series on “Indian Summers,” PBS Masterpiece Theater program (2015), in Sacred Matters: Religious Currents in Culture. Series accessible here:


Morgenstein Fuerst, Ilyse R. Review of Lisa Balabanlilar, Imperial Identity in the Mughal Empire: Memory and Dynastic Politics in Early Modern South and Central Asia. London: I. B. Tauris & Co. Ltd., 2012, in the Internatinal Journal for Middle East Studies, Volume 45, Issue 03, pp. 603-604.

—–. Review of Nyla Ali Khan, ed. The Parchment of Kashmir: History, Society, and Polity. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, in The Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies, forthcoming (anticipated Fall 2013).

—–. (2011). Review of Sameetah Agha, Elizabeth Kolsky, and Nicholas B. Dirks, Fringes of Empire: Peoples, Places, and Spaces in Colonial India. The Journal of Asian Studies, 70:2, pp. 602-604.

—–. Review of Islam in South Asia in Practice, ed. Barbara Metcalf. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009, in Journal of Contemporary Asia, 41: 1, February 2011, pp. 176-178.

encyclopaedia articles

Morgenstein Fuerst, Ilyse. “al-Sa`dī,” “Ahmad Khān,” and “al-Hamadhānī.” Biographical Dictionary of Islamic Civilisation and Culture, ed. Mustafa Shah. London: I. B. Tauris, forthcoming.

—–. “Abū al-Faḍl” and  “Nizām-ud-Dīn Awliyā.” Encyclopedia of Indian Religions, Islam section ed. Zayn Kassam. New York: Springer Publishing, forthcoming.