InterAsia online lecture: Professor Manan Ahmed

Monday, March 29, 2021 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Professor Manan Ahmed (History, Columbia University)
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In this talk, drawn from my book *The Loss of Hindustan*, I sketch an intellectual
geography for understanding the history of Firishta, written in early seventeenth century
Deccan. The world of the Deccan is both connected to the Indian Ocean circuits,
sketched in Arabic merchant accounts and histories, as well to the network of city-states,
represented by the Persian histories produced in Uch or Delhi. The immediate milieu of
Firishta under the ʿAdil Shahi was a polyphonic Hindustan where the exchange of
knowledge, letters, and histories was foundational.

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