Event Date: 4 February 2010
Royal Holloway University of London
Seema Alavi (New Delhi): Fugitive Mullahs and Outlaw Fanatics
Seema Alavi is a professor of history at Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi, India. She specializes in medieval and early modern South Asia, with an interest in the transformation of the region’s legacy from Indo-Persian to one heavily affected by British colonial rule. She has written books on the military and medical cultures of the region from medieval to modern times. Her most recent book is Islam and Healing: Loss and Recovery of an Indo-Muslim Medical Tradition, 1600–1900(Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).