Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Peace with All Religions (Sulh-i Kull): Indo Persian Political Theology and Cosmopolitanism

Sat, December 7, 2019 | Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Peace with All Religions (Sulh-i Kull): Indo Persian Political Theology and Cosmopolitanism

This workshop will build upon the spring 2019 seminar series on the same theme. Its focus is on the Mughal imperial policy of “peace with all” religions (Sulh-i Kull), inaugurated by the emperor Akbar (r. 1556-1605). This radically accommodative stance toward religion stood in contrast to the policies of their Muslim contemporaries, the Sunni Ottomans and the Shi‘i Safavids, as well as to the policies of Western Christian empires. Scholars from a range of disciplines and area specializations will present studies of imperial engagement of religion in comparison and connection with the Mughal case. The workshop format will consist of panel discussion of pre-circulated papers. PROGRAM

Registration is required by November 22, 2019.

Lunch and light refreshments will be provided.

List of participants:

Giancarlo Casale, University of Minnesota

Johan Elverskog, Southern Methodist University

Namrata Kanchan, UT Austin

Rajeev Kinra, Northwestern University

(Organizer) Azfar Moin, UT Austin

Yael Rice, Amherst University

Sadia Saeed, Univeristy of San Francisco

Daniel Sheffield, Princeton University

Caleb Simmons, University of Arizona

Audrey Truschke, Rutgers University (Newark)

Sponsored by: The Department of Religious Studies, with additional support from the South Asia Institute, Prof. Sumit Guha, the Center for Middle East Studies, and the Institute of Historical Studies

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