Book: Consolidating Empire. Power and Elites in Jahangir’s India

Corinne Lefèvre, a historian at the Centre for South Asian Studies (CEIAS) in Paris, just published in 2022 her latest book entitled Consolidating Empire: Power and Elites in Jahangir’s India 1605–1627, Permanent Black, 644 p.

“What happened in Mughal India in the quarter century after Akbar’s death? Nothing that really mattered – according to received wisdom. Through a complete re-examination of the reign of the fourth Mughal emperor Jahangir, this book upends that traditional view. Continue reading Book: Consolidating Empire. Power and Elites in Jahangir’s India

CEIAS-IBA MEETING at ehess, paris

On April 20th, 2022, members of IBA Karachi and CEIAS met at EHESS to prepare for the first Social Sciences Winter School scheduled in November 2022 in Karachi.

From right to left:
Rémy Delage, co-director of CEIAS
Prof. S. Akbar Zaidi, excecutive director of IBA
Michel Boivin, co-director of CEIAS
Shehreena Amin, Senior Manager External Linkages and International Resource Centre
Saba Sindri, CEIAS student representative (EHESS).

NED Public Lectures, Friday 25th March 2022

Department of Architecture and Planning, NED University of Engineering and Technology:

“From Morocco to Pakistan: An Outline of an Intellectual Journey from History to Anthropology”

By Prof. Michel Boivin, Co-director of Centre for South Asian Studies (CNRS-EHESS, Paris)

&

“Ritual Spaces and Pilgrim Circulation in Sufi contexts”

By Prof. Rémy Delage, Co-director of Centre for South Asian Studies (CNRS-EHESS, Paris)

Date: Friday 25th March 2022

Time: 10:00 to 11:30 am

Venue: Seminar Hall, First floor, B4 Building, City Campus

Mandatory fo the 4th year to attend. Open for all.

Doctor Humera Naz: Visiting scholar at CEIAS

Humera NAZ | Professor (Assistant) | University of Karachi, Karachi |  Department of General HistoryThe Centre for South Asian Studies (CNRS-EHESS) welcomes Dr. Humera Naz, who will spend some weeks with us as a visiting scholar. Dr Naz is Assistant Professor of General History, University of Karachi (Pakistan). She is a well known specialist of the modern History of Sindh, Mughal and post-Mughal periods. She worked extensively on the Persian sources and the making of a historiography of Sindh. While in Paris, she plans to shift to the post-partition period, with a focus on the reconstruction of the history in Pakistan, with Sindh as a case study.

Book: Family to Police Force: Security and Belongign on A South Asian Border, by Ibrahim Farhana

From Family to Police Force: Security and Belonging on a South Asian Border (Police/Worlds: Studies in Security, Crime, and Governance): Ibrahim, Farhana: 9781501759536: Amazon.com: BooksIbrahim Farhana, Family to Police Force: Security and Belongign on A South Asian Border, NewYork, Cornell University Press, 2021.

From Family to Police Force illuminates the production and contestation of social, familial, and national order on a South Asian borderland. In the borderland that divides Kutch, a district in the western Indian state of Gujarat, from Sindh, a southern province in Pakistan, there are many forces at work: civil and border police, the air wing of the armed forces, paramilitary forces, and various Continue reading Book: Family to Police Force: Security and Belongign on A South Asian Border, by Ibrahim Farhana

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