Munis Faruqui

Associate Professor
Department(s): Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies
7233 Dwinelle Hall
Phone: (510) 643-9188


Munis D. Faruqui is a historian and Associate Professor in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies. He focuses on the Muslim experience in South Asia, especially during the Mughal period. His books include Princes of the Mughal Empire, 1504-1719 (2012) and two forthcoming edited volumes: Religious Interactions in Mughal India (co-edited with Vasudha Dalmia) and Expanding Frontiers in South Asian and World History (co-edited with Richard Eaton, David Gilmartin and Sunil Kumar). His various journal articles have interrogated the creation of the Mughal Empire under Emperor Akbar (r. 1556-1605), the founding decades (c. 1720-40) of the princely state of Hyderabad, and the relationship between religion and politics in the life and work of the Mughal prince, Dara Shukoh (1615-59). He is currently working on a book reevaluating the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb (r. 1658-1707).

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