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Conversations on South Asia with Robert Travers

Join us on Tuesday, May 9 for the final event in the Conversations on South Asia series for a discussion of Empires of Complaints by Robert Travers.

Tuesday, May 9, 2023
12:15pm – 1:00pm
Zoom: https://dartgo.org/conversations-travers
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars
Registration required.

How did Mughal law shape Britain’s empire in India? How did imperial officials co-opt and transform Persianate approaches to law and justice? What influence did late-Mughal practices of petitioning and complaint have on colonial state formation?

In Empires of Complaints: Mughal law and the making of British India, 1765–1793 (Cambridge University Press 2022), historian Robert Travers (Cornell University) explores these questions and employs Persian and English sources to offer a new history of early colonial statecraft. With a focus on revenue collection, taxation, and civil law, Travers recasts the history of law in this pivotal period of transition.

Join us to learn more.

Hayden Bellenoit (US Naval Academy) and Naveena Naqvi (University of British Columbia) will be joining the author for this discussion.

Elizabeth Lhost will moderate.

Register to attend: https://dartgo.org/conversations-travers

Conversations on South Asia is sponsored by the Bodas Family Academic Programming Fund, the Asian Societies, Cultures, and Languages Program, and the History Department at Dartmouth College.

All are welcome to attend.

For more information, contact:
Elizabeth Lhost

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.