How did diverse communities live and work in Rajasthan’s urban spaces? When did religion and politics create conflict? How did community and caste affect conflict negotiations?
Focusing on the cities of Ajmer, Nagaur, and Pushkar, between the 16th and 18th centuries, Elizabeth Thelen (University of Exeter) explores these questions in her book Urban Hisories of Rajasthan: Religion, Politics and Society (1550–1800) and calls on legal documents, state registers, and family archives to understand how diverse communities made urban society vibrant and resilient.
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Divya Cherian (Princeton University) and Usman Hamid (Hamilton College) will be joining the author for the discussion.
Elizabeth Lhost will moderate.
The Conversations on South Asia Series is sponsored by the Bodas Family Academic Programming Fund, the Asian Societies, Cultures, and Languages Program, and the Department of History at Dartmouth College.