Ruby Lal on Empress Nur Jahan

9/18/2018 4:00 PM

Ruby Lal on Empress Nur Jahan

Ruby Lal Discusses New BookTUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2018, 4 – 5:30PM EDT
Ruby Lal Discusses New Book
Location Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry
Emory University, 1635 N Decatur Rd, Atlanta, GA 30322
University Event Topic Humanities
School Emory College
Department / Organization Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry
Event Open To All (Public)
Cost Free
Registration / R.S.V.P. link
Contact Name Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry
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Professor Ruby Lal, Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies, will be discussing her recently published book, "Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan", with Rajeev Kinra, Associate Professor of South Asian and Global History at Northwestern University; Susan Gagliardi, Assistant Professor of Art History; Rosemary Magee, Fox Center Senior Fellow; and Walter S. Melion, Director, Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry.


Lecture: Ruby Lal on Empress Nur JahanTHURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2018, 7:30 – 8:30PM EDT
Lecture: Ruby Lal on Empress Nur Jahan
Location Michael C. Carlos Museum
Ackerman Hall, Level Three, Emory Univ.
Book Title Lecture and Book Signing
Department / Organization Carlos Museum
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In 1611, thirty-four-year-old Nur Jahan became the twentieth and most cherished wife of the Emperor Jahangir.  While other wives were secluded behind walls, Nur, an astute politician and innovative architect, whose work inspired her stepson’s Taj Mahal, governed alongside her husband and in his stead as his health failed and his attention wandered from matters of state. In a talk based on her new book, Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan, Ruby Lal, Professor of South Asian Studies, uncovers the rich and complicated world of this dazzling figure and provides new insight into the lives of women and girls in the Mughal empire. 

Dr. Lal will sign copies of the book, which will be available for sale at the event.

“A page-turning, eye-opening biography that shatters our impressions of India as established by the British Raj.” 
                                                        — Kirkus Reviews  
This lecture is cosponsored by Emory’s South Asia Seminar Series.

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