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Talk by Sanjay Subrahmanyam

Taliaferro Hall, Room 2110
Monday, October 21, 2013 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

 

 

Dr. Sanjay Subrahmanyam, Distinguished Professor of history and Doshi Chair in Indian History at UCLA.   Dr. Subrahmanyam presented a paper titled "Early Modern Circulation and the Question of ‘Patriotism’ between India and Central Asia."  Professor Ahmet Karamustafa provided comments.

The Miller Center also hosted a lunchtime workshop for faculty and graduate students 12:00 noon-1:30 p.m. during which faculty and students discussed Professor Subrahmanyam's book Courtly Encounters in KEY2120 (the Merrill Room).  

Dr. Subrahmanyam is Distinguished Professor of History and Doshi Chair in Indian History at UCLA.  In 2013, he was also appointed to the Early Modern Global History Chair at the Collège de France.  Trained as an economist at the Delhi School of Economics, Dr. Subrahmanyam later turned his attention to broader issues of early modern history, especially the connections between Portuguese, Mughal, and Hindu polities.  Author and co-author of over two dozen books and numerous articles and essays, among other honors, Dr. Subrahmanyam has held a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Kluge Chair at the Library of Congress.  His recent book, Courtly Encounters:  Translating Courtliness and Violence in Early Modern Eurasia (Harvard, 2012) investigates questions of cultural commensurability.

 

Related Links

UCLA website for Sanjay Subrahmanyam

A Youtube clip featuring Subrahmanyam speaking at St. Johns College

A Goodreads site for his books

An audio clip of an interview between Dr. Subrahmanyam and Carla Nappi (UBC)

Book review by B Surendra Rao in The Hindu