|When:||Tuesday, October 2, 2012|
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
|Where:||Harris Hall, 108
1881 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208 map it
|Audience:||- Faculty/Staff - Student - Public|
(847) 491-7946 |
|Group:||Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities|
|Category:||Lectures & Meetings|
Connecting Anjou and Agra: Circulation and Representation between Bourbon France and Mughal India
French political and commercial interests under the minister Colbert awoke in the seventeenth century to the importance of Mughal India. However, the networks of circulation and the interests themselves were so complex and diverse that they failed to cohere in a single project. On the other hand, the Mughals managed deftly to work the French into the palette of ‘Franks’ (or firangis) whom they already knew. Professor Subrahmanyam will address these issues using a variety of archival materials and printed texts.
Sanjay Subrahmanyam is Professor and Doshi Chair of Pre-Modern Indian History, Department of History, UCLA
This event is free and open to the public. The Distinguished Harris Lecture is made possible in part by the generous support of the Harris Lecture Fund.