CSA Event

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

February 12, 2013 - 4:00pm



Encina Hall West, Room 208



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 mea