Conversations on South Asia with Abhishek Kaicker

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October 13, 2021
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Asian History / Studies, Islamic History / Studies, South Asian History / Studies, Urban History / Studies

Were Mughal Delhi’s city-dwellers docile sheep the emperor ruled over, or did even the humblest of them assert claims to participate in public affairs? How did politics, economics, and religion shape their claims? 

Following events in the imperial capital from its founding to its devastation at the hands of Iranian invader Nadir Shah in 1739, Abhishek Kaicker (University of California, Berkeley) explores the interplay between popular politics and royal authority in 17th-century Shahjahanabad (Delhi) in his latest book, The King and the People: Sovereignty and Popular Politics in Mughal Delhi (Oxford University Press, 2020). 

Join the author, in conversation with Tiraana Bains (History, Dartmouth) and Fariba Zarinebaf (History, UC-Riverside), to hear more. 

Elizabeth Lhost (History, Dartmouth) will moderate the discussion.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 12:15–1:15 pm (eastern) 

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The “Conversations on South Asia” series is sponsored by the Bodas Family Academic Programming Fund, the Asian Societies, Cultures, and Languages Program, and the Department of History at Dartmouth College.

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