“Persianate Selves: Commemorating Collectives at the End of Empires”

Mon, Apr 1, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Free and open to the public

Mana Kia is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University. She received her PhD in History/Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University. Her interests are the early modern connected social, cultural, intellectual histories of West, Central, and South Asia from the 17th - 19th centuries. Her first book, Persianate Selves: Memories of Place and Origin before Nationalism, is forthcoming from Stanford University Press. She is working on a second book, Sensibilities of Belonging: The Transregional Persianate between Iran and India, outlining how a shared sense of aesthetic and ethical form (as culture) was socially enacted in the transregional circulation of people, texts, and ideas between Iran and India.

Light lunch served.

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