Universal Religion: Persianate Hinduism in Colonial India

Mon, Nov 11, 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
Program in South Asian Studies

Supriya Gandhi’s research examines the interface of Islam and Indic religions in South Asia.  Her interests include the religious and cultural history of the Mughal empire, Islamic mysticism, the early modern and modern translation of Indic texts into Persian, and modern Hindu thought.  She grew up in India and studied there as well as in Iran and Syria before earning her doctorate.  Her research has been supported by grants from the Fulbright and ACLS/Mellon foundations, among others.  She is the author of a forthcoming book examining the writings and political context of the Mughal prince and Qadiri Sufi, Dara Shikoh (1615-59).  Her next project explores the role of the Persianate cultural and intellectual ecumene in the making of modern Hinduism.

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