M. Keely Sutton is Assistant Professor of Religion at Birmingham-Southern College. She received her PhD from the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Her areas of interest include South Asian religious traditions, religious boundaries and interactions, South Asian Islamic and Islamicate traditions, Interfaith Studies, and Malayalam literature. Her current area of research is the Muslim song literature of Kerala, India known as Mappila pattu. I am particularly interested in the ways in which this literature illustrates the development and shifting of religious boundaries over time, and how political and social pressures influence such shifts.