India in the Persianate Age w/ Richard M. Eaton with Rosie Llewellyn-Jones

16 Nov 2021 – 18:30 – 20:00 GMT
The British in India Historical Trust (online)

Explore the history of India in the Persianate Age with authors Richard M. Eaton and Rosie Llewellyn-Jones.

Richard Eaton, the leading historian of Islam in pre-modern South Asia, recounts how population movements into India from Iran and Central Asia between the eleventh and eighteenth centuries introduced ‘Persianate’ culture—a multifaceted transregional world informed by a canon of texts—and how it is reflected in India’s language, literature, cuisine, attire, religion, styles of leadership and warfare, science, art, music, architecture and more.

The encounter of the Persianate world with India’s Sanskrit culture, which continued to flourish throughout the period, shaped the Delhi Sultanate, the Mughal Empire and regional states.

Acclaimed historian of colonial India Rosie Llewellyn-Jones explores the post-Mughal dynasties in Hyderabad, Bengal and Awadh and how the British and French responded to the Persianate culture they found there.

About the authors

Richard M. Eaton is the author of India in the Persianate Age 1000-1765 (Penguin 2020). He is Professor of History at the University of Arizona.

Rosie Llewellyn-Jones’s many books include The Last King in India: Wajid Ali Shah (Hurst) and The Estate of Major General Claude Martin at Lucknow (Cambridge Scholars 2021).

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