Controversial History: Sanskrit Narratives of Indo-Muslim Rule, c. 1190 – 1721

Mon, Sep 23, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
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Free and open to the public
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The Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia (TRI)
The Department & Program in Near Eastern Studies
The Program in South Asian Studies

Audrey Truschke is Assistant Professor of South Asian History at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. She received her Ph.D. in 2012 from Columbia University and held positions at Gonville and Caius College at the University of Cambridge and at Stanford University before joining the History Department at Rutgers-Newark in 2015. Her research focuses on the cultural, imperial, and intellectual history of medieval and early modern India. She is the author of two books on the Mughal Empire: Culture of Encounters (Columbia University Press, 2016) and Aurangzeb (Stanford University Press, 2017). She is currently working on a third book on Sanskrit histories of Indo-Muslim rule with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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