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Succession Politics and Mughal State Formation

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, November 27, 2018. 05:30 PM
Meeting Location: 
Watt Dining Room
Eurasian Empires 2018
Meeting Description: 

We will meet at 5:30 for dinner. Then Munis Faruqui will give a short background sketch of his work, followed by questions and discussion.

Munis D. Faruqui is a historian focusing on the Muslim experience in South Asia, especially during the Mughal period. His books include Princes of the Mughal Empire, 1504-1719 (Cambridge, 2012), Expanding Frontiers in South Asian and World History (co-edited with Richard Eaton, David Gilmartin and Sunil Kumar) (Cambridge, 2013), and Religious Interactions in Mughal India (co-edited with Vasudha Dalmia) (Oxford, 2014). He has also written articles focused on the establishment of the Mughal Empire under Emperor Akbar, the creation of the princely state of Hyderabad, rebellious nobles in the Mughal Empire, the intersection of dynastic violence and Mughal state formation, and Dara Shukoh's interest in Advaita Vedanta. He is presently working on a monograph focused on the Emperor Aurangzeb (r. 1658-1707). Dr. Faruqui currently holds the Sarah Kailath Chair of Indian Studies. He is also the Director of the Institute for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley.