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TAPSA: Studying Old Grammar

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TAPSA: Jenisha Borah

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The People Follow the Faith of the Ruler: Sovereignty and Popular Politics in Late Mughal Delhi

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 5:00pm

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South Asia Seminar: Abhishek Kaicker, Department of History, UC Berkeley

A long-held preconception in the study of premodern South Asia has been that ordinary people were the passive objects of imperial sovereignty. By contrast, this talk will make the case that by the late seventeenth century, a distinct politics of the people in relation to kingship had become manifest in the cities of the Mughal empire, and particularly its capital Shahjahanabad. Such a popular politics, however, cannot come into view until we both rethink our conceptions of both sovereignty and politics before colonialism.

Dates:
Thursday, May 16, 2019 – 5:00pm
Foster 103