CSA Event

Effrontery, Erasure, and Exaltation: An Episode in the Life of the Mughal Empire

February 12, 2013 - 4:00pm

 

Location

Encina Hall West, Room 208

Contact

smedirat@stanford.edu

A Lecture by Munis Faruqui, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of Berkeley.

In 1626 a disgruntled Mughal nobleman, Mahabat Khan, took the entire Mughal court  – including the emperor Jahangir and his powerful wife Nur Jahan – captive. At the time the Mughal court was mobile in the Punjab and en-route to Kabul. Between March and September, for almost six months, Mahabat Khan’s effective command of the court meant that the entire Mughal Empire was in limbo. Although Mahabat Khan's challenge was eventually beaten