Bilal Khadim

4th-year Ph.D. student
Jones Hall

I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Near Eastern Studies. My field of interest lies in the intellectual history of South Asia in the early modern and modern period. I hope to chart the intellectual landscape of Muslim South Asia paying close attention to how it is informed by Islamic scholastic traditions in law, theology, philosophy, and mysticism. I also think it is crucial to study this region in the broader context of developments and influences coming from Iranian and Arab societies in the Middle East.

I work primarily in Arabic, Persian, and Urdu, which I have acquired over the years in the US, Middle East and South Asia. Prior to Princeton University, I received a Master’s from Harvard University in which I focused on the philosophical and intellectual history of Near Eastern and broader Muslim societies.