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  • PL 59 (Unioninkatu 38)

    00014

    Finland

  • PL 59 (Unioninkatu 38), B210

    HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

    Finland

20072021
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Personlig profil

Information om forskning och undervisning

Research interests

- Urdu poetry

- Persian literature in India

- Sufi practice and ritual in South Asia

- Islamic reform in South Asia

- Mystical philosophy in South Asian Sufism

 

Teaching (University of Helsinki 2007-)

- Hindi on all levels from introductory to advanced

- Urdu on all levels from introductory to advanced

- Sanskrit texts

- Introduction to Islam

- Islam in South Asia

- Indian literatures

- Religious radicalism

Meritförteckning

Mikko Viitamäki works as University Lecturer in South Asian Studies at the University of Helsinki. He received the PhD degree at the University of Helsinki in 2015 majoring in Arabic and Islamic studies. In his dissertation, he studied the relationship of a poetic text and musical performance in the context of Sufi religious practice in Delhi and Hyderabad.

At present, Dr. Viitamäki teaches South Asian languages (Hindi, Urdu, Sanskrit) as well as courses on South Asian literatures and cultures. His teaching and research interests cover topics such as politics of language in India and Pakistan, aesthetics, history and performance contexts of Persian and Urdu poetry, Islamic reform and contemporary Islamic debates in South Asia. He is also working on a translation of an anthology of Urdu poetry into Finnish.

Utbildning / akademisk kvalifikation

Arabic and Islamic Studies, PhD, Institutionen för världens kulturer 2010-2017

Keywords

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Publikationer 2007 2018

Retelling Medieval History for Twentieth-century Readers: Encounter of a Hindu Prince and a Sufi Master in Khwaja Hasan Nizami's Nizami Bansuri

Viitamäki, M., 2017, Literary and Religious Practices in Medieval and Early Modern India. Aquil, R. & Curley, D. L. (red.). Abingdon ; New York, NY: Manohar Publishers & Distributors, s. 191-212 22 s. 7

Forskningsoutput: Kapitel i bok/rapport/konferenshandlingKapitelVetenskapligPeer review

Perfumed Islam: The Culture of Scent at the Nizamuddin Basti

Viitamäki, M., 2016, Roots of Wisdom, Branches of Devotion: Plant Life in South Asian Traditions. Ferrari, F. M. & Dähnhardt, T. (red.). Sheffield: Equinox Publishing, s. 79-97 19 s. 4

Forskningsoutput: Kapitel i bok/rapport/konferenshandlingKapitelVetenskapligPeer review

The Delicate Balance: Adab and Mystical States in the Musical Assemblies of Sufis in Medieval India

Viitamäki, M., 2016, Ethics and Spirituality in Islam: Sufi adab. Chiabotti, F., Feuillebois-Pierunek, E., Mayeur-Jaouen, C. & Patrizi, L. (red.). Leiden: Brill , s. 584-607 24 s. (Islamic Literatures: Texts and Studies).

Forskningsoutput: Kapitel i bok/rapport/konferenshandlingKapitelVetenskapligPeer review

Poetry in Sufi Practice: Patrons, poets and performers in South Asian Sufism from thirteenth century to the present

Viitamäki, M., 16 mar 2015, Helsinki. 398 s.

Forskningsoutput: AvhandlingDoktorsavhandlingMonografi

Öppen tillgång

Pyhä maantiede ja muistin hallinta: Kulttuuriperinnön tuhoaminen osana modernia jihadia

Viitamäki, M., 2015, I : Niin & näin : filosofinen aikakauslehti. 87, 4, s. 63-66 4 s.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelAllmänheten

Projekter 2017 2021

Aktiviteter 2007 2018

Literary creativity in Urdu and the popular appeal of qawwali

Mikko Viitamäki (!!Speaker)
8 sep 2017

Aktivitet: Typer för tal eller presentation!!Oral presentation

Urdu translation of the Shahname: Adopting a Persian epic into Urdu literature

Mikko Viitamäki (!!Speaker)
5 jul 2017

Aktivitet: Typer för tal eller presentation!!Oral presentation

Printing Press and the Popularization of Sufism through New Literary Genres

Mikko Viitamäki (!!Invited speaker)
11 maj 2017

Aktivitet: Typer för tal eller presentation!!Invited talk

Vishva hindi divas - Kansainvälinen hindin kielen päivä

Mikko Viitamäki (Ordförande i organisationskommitté)
30 jan 2018

Aktivitet: Typer för deltagande i eller organisering av evenemangArrangemang av och deltagande i konferens/workshop/kurs/seminarium

Gītagovinda. A confluence of dance, devotion and poetics

Hanna Mannila (!!Speaker), Mikko Juhani Viitamäki (!!Speaker)
23 mar 2018

Aktivitet: Typer för tal eller presentation!!Oral presentation