Faculty
Munis Faruqui
Assistant Professor

Munis Faruqui teaches undergraduate and graduate courses focused on the Muslim experience in South Asia. He has recently completed a book -- Princes of the Mughal Empire, 1504-1719 -- that uses the figure of the Mughal Prince to explore questions of Mughal state formation, imperial power, and dynastic decline in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century South Asia. Recent and forthcoming articles include examinations of the creation of the Mughal Empire under Emperor Akbar (r. 1556-1605), the founding decades (circa 1720s-40s) of the princely state of Hyderabad, and the intellectual and political persona of the mystic and Mughal prince, Dara Shukoh (d. 1659). His other research interests include Islam's interaction with non-Muslim religious traditions, and the sixth Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb (r. 1658-1707).

Islam, South Asia, Urdu
Ph.D., Duke University, 2002
510-643-9188
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