Munis Faruqui is an Associate Professor of South and Southeast Asian Studies. He teaches courses on Islam and the Muslim experience in South Asia. He is currently working on a monograph exploring state formation, imperial power, and dynastic decline in 16th and 17th century South Asia through the figure of the Mughal Prince. Recent and forthcoming publications include an examination of the creation of the Mughal Empire under Emperor Akbar; an investigation into the founding decades of the princely state of Hyderabad; and a study of the mystic and Mughal prince, Dara Shikoh. His other research interests include Islam’s interaction with non-Muslim religious traditions, prosopographical approaches to studying Mughal history, and the development of Persianate cultural traditions in South Asia. He received his M.Phil from the University of Cambridge in 1992 and his Ph.D. in History from Duke University in 2002.

PUBLICATIONS
  • “Expanding Frontiers in South Asian and World History,” Modern Asian Studies, Special Issue (co-edited with Richard Eaton, David Gilmartin, and Sunil Kumar), 43(1), 1-366, 2009.
  • To the Grave or the Throne: Princes in Mughal India, forthcoming.

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