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South Asia Research and Information Institute, Dallas, &

The Asian Studies Program, Southern Methodist University

present a one-day conference on

Cities, Courts, and Saints:
Muslim Cultures of South Asia

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday, September 22, 2012

McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall, Southern Methodist University



Bengal, Gujarat, and the Deccan: New Indo-Muslim Courts of the 14th-15th Centuries

Dr. Richard M. Eaton, University of Arizona


Mughal Letters and Mughal Lives: A Brahman Munshi at Shah Jahan’s Court

Dr. Rajeev Kinra, Northwestern University

Sufism and Kingship in the Mughal Empire: From Babur (d. 1530) to Jahangir (d. 1627)

Dr. Azfar Moin, Southern Methodist University

The Begum of Bhopal: A Muslim “Queen” Holds Court in Colonial India

Dr. Barbara D. Metcalf, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (emerita)


From One Empire to Another: The City of Delhi, 1707-1858

Dr. Thomas Metcalf, University of California, Berkeley (emeritus)

The Social History of Song Collections: Awadh, Delhi, and Hyderabad (circa 1800)

Dr. Katherine Schofield, King’s College, London

Chaired by

Dr. Azfar Moin, Southern Methodist University

Conference registration is now closed.

Conference parking is free in the lot north of Dallas Hall on Daniel Avenue. For Directions to Southern Methodist University, see

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Special thanks to Southern Methodist University's 
The Clements Department of History & 
The Department of Religious Studies

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