Talk on The Warrior Queen who Died Thrice: Sovereignty and Islam in Pre-modern India

Organizer: Department of History, University of Hyderabad

About the Session

  • When: Thursday, 21 April, 2022
  • Time: 11. a.m (IST)
  • Free Registration
  • Venue: History Department Seminar Hall
  • Online Platform: Zoom

Talk by: Dr. Sarah Waheed (Fulbright Scholar & Research Affiliate of Davidson College, North Carolina)

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This talk focuses upon the life, world, and legends of the 16th century Queen Regent of Ahmadnagar and Bijapur Chand Bibi Sultan (1550-1600), who played a critical role in the development of the Deccan sultanates, and at one point, even successfully defeated Mughal imperial forces. It will touch upon the important role played by Muslim women rulers in pre modern India, and also challenges north-centric perspective of Mughal imperial development that has long dominated histories of medieval “Muslim South Asia”. This lecture also addresses the role of legends and myths, in the quest to reconstruct women’s lives as queens and warriors of the medieval and early modern period.

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