In the CanCode, I explore codification of customs and norms among matrilineal Muslims of the Indian Ocean world. Focusing on the laws of inheritance and family endowments, I study historical and contemporary codifications among them in Malaysia, Indonesia, Comoros, India, Mozambique and Sri Lanka. This research intersects with my broader project funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO Veni grant) at Leiden University in the Netherlands.


Islamic Law in Circulation: Shafi'i Texts in the Indian Ocean and Eastern Mediterranean (forthcoming).

Edited Volumes 

Malabar in the Indian Ocean World: Cosmopolitanism in a Maritime Historical Region (Oxford University Press, 2018).

Islamic Law in the Indian Ocean: Texts, Ideas and Practices (Routledge, 2021).

 Special Issues

“Narrating Africa in South Asia.” South Asian History and Culture, vol. 11, no. 4 (2020).

 “An Indian Ocean of Law: Spaces and Hybridity.” Itinerario: Journal of Imperial and Global Interactions, edited with Sanne Ravensbergen, vol. 42, no. 2 (2018).

CanCode: Canonization and Codification of Islamic Legal Texts

Matriarchal Islam: Gendering Sharia In The Indian Ocean