This symposium, which was held on 13-14 October 2011, was convened by Frank Korom (Boston University) and Sufia Uddin (Connecticut College). It was designed as a follow up to an earlier AISLS workshop held in Colombo in November 2010, where one of the themes was how Sufism mediates among other forms of Islam in Sri Lanka. It broadened that inquiry to cover all of South Asia. A report on the symposium is available.
Funding for the symposium was provided by the Council of Overseas Research Centers (CAORC), through a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York, and by Connecticut College. CAORC is a not-for-profit consortium of twenty-two independent overseas research centers that promote advanced research in the humanities and social sciences. Carnegie Corporation of New York is a philanthropic foundation created by Andrew Carnegie in 1911 to do “real and permanent good in this world”.