Imagining Time in India: Persian Chroniclers and Their Interpreters
Presented in English by Shahzad Bashir, Ph.D., Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Humanities Professor of Religious Studies, Brown University.
This lecture is part of the Alireza Ahmadian Lectures in Persian and Iranian Studies.
India was the scene for the production of a vast, internally diverse chronicle literature in Persian during the period 1500-1900 CE. During the nineteenth century, European scholars (such as the famous Elliot and Dowson) made selective use of this material to create the modern understanding of South Asian history that remains dominant to the present.
About the Alireza Ahmadian Lecture in Persian and Iranian Studies: Alireza Ahmadian (1981 – 2019) was a devoted former student, supporter of UBC’s Asian Studies department, and beloved member of Vancouver’s Iranian community. UBC’s Asian Studies department has renamed this lecture series in his honour for the 2019/20 academic year. To access the full list of events, click here.