Munis D. Faruqui
Munis D. Faruqui is a historian. His focus is on the Muslim experience in South Asia, especially during the Mughal period. His books include Princes of the Mughal Empire, 1504-1719 (Cambridge, 2012), Expanding Frontiers in South Asian and World History (co-edited with Richard Eaton, David Gilmartin and Sunil Kumar)(Cambridge, 2013), and Religious Interactions in Mughal India (co-edited with Vasudha Dalmia)(Oxford, 2014). His journal articles have interrogated the relationship between religion and politics in the life and work of the Mughal prince, Dara Shukoh (1615-59), the politics underlying three Mughal texts from the late 1620s and early 1630s, the founding decades (c. 1720-40) of the princely state of Hyderabad, and the rivalry between Emperor Akbar (r. 1556-1605) and his half-brother Mirza Hakim. He is currently working on a book focused on the Mughal Empire in the latter half of the seventeenth century. In 2014, Dr. Faruqui was one of three recipients of UC-Berkeley's Distinguished Teaching Award. The award recognizes teaching that "incites intellectual curiosity in students, engages them thoroughly in the enterprise of learning, and has a lifelong impact."