The Problem of Cosmopolitanism: Literatures, Practices, and the Making of Court Societies – University of Copenhagen

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The Problem of Cosmopolitanism: Literatures, Practices, and the Making of Court Societies

Public talk by Professor Daud Ali, historian of pre-Mughal South Asia af University of Pennsylvania

Professor Daud Ali is a historian of pre-Mughal South Asia. He taught history for many years at SOAS, University of London, before relocating to Penn in 2009. His area of training and expertise is early medieval South Asia, but his research interests have expanded over the years. His research has focused on the history of mentalities and practices in pre-Sultanate South Asia, and he has published on a wide range of subjects, including courtly and monastic discipline, mercantile practices, conventions in erotic poetry and courtship, slavery, ideas of space, time and history in inscriptions, early Southeast Asian history, and, most recently, on gardens and landscape in the medieval Deccan. Future and ongoing projects include collaborative projects on the history of friendship in early and medeival South Asia, a translation of a Buddhist text on erotics, as well as a study of the production of the king Bhoja cycles in Western India.

For further information contact: Dr. Peter Fibiger Bang
Email: pbang@hum.ku.dk