There will be an upcoming lecture: "Islam and Power in Colonial India: The Making and Unmaking of a Muslim Prince(ss)" given by Dr. Barbara Metcalf, current President of the American Historical Association.
Talk abstract: Shah Jehan Begum, the Muslim woman ruler of the princely state of Bhopal in Colonial India, was a prolific author and poet. She also sponsored an impressive array of architectural and urban planning works. Dr. Metcalf will discuss the Begum of Bhopal’s entanglements with the colonial government, which tried to marginalize her as a ruler and accused her consort of plotting "jihad."
The talk will be Thursday, Nov 11 at 4:00 PM in McCord Auditorium (Dallas Hall 306).
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