Department of Religious Studies

Spring 2019 South Asia Seminar Series

Thu, May 2, 2019 | WCH 4.118

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

January 31, 3:30-5pm
Azfar Moin, UT Austin, on "Oaths of Peace: A New Look at the Mughal Policy of 'Peace with All (Sulh-i Kull) Religions'"

February 15, 9am-12pm - Workshop 1: The Mughal Era
Rajeev Kinra, Northwestern University
Audrey Truschke, Rutgers University (Newark), on "Situating Sulh-i Kull in Mughal India"

February 28, 3:30-5pm 
Christopher Atwood, University of Pennsylvania
Discussant: Johan Elverskog, Southern Methodist University

March 28, 3:30-5pm 
Caleb Simmons, University of Arizona, on "Tipu Sultan, Cultic Kingship, and Sulh-i Kull: Ritual, Law, and the Suspension of Monotheism in the Mysore Sultanate"

April 12, 9am-12pm -  Workshop 2: Comparison with Islamic Empires
Giancarlo Casale, University of Minnesota, on "Mehmed the Conqueror between Universal Empire and Prisca Theologia"
Dan Sheffield, Princeton University

April 25, 3:30-5pm - Workshop 3: The case of Pakistan
Arif Masood, Comsats University Islamabad, on "The Mughal Spirit in Pakistan’s National Monument"Sadia Saeed, Univeristy of San Francisco, on "Public Religion and the Symbolic Politics of Citizenship Exclusion 
in Iran and Pakistan"

May 2, 3:30-5pm 
Yael Rice, Amherst University, on "The Forms of Civility: Paintings, Books, and Empire in Mughal South Asia"

All seminars will take place in the Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118). A reception will be held a half hour before each afternoon event. 
Convener: Azfar Moin

Sponsored by: South Asia Institute, with support from the Islamic Studies Initiative, the Department of Religious Studies, the Department of History, and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies

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