Munis D. Faruqui
Ph.D. Duke University, 2002
M.Phil. University of Cambridge, 1992
B.A Oberlin College, 1990
On leave until Fall 2016
Munis D. Faruqui is a historian and Associate Professor in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies. He focuses on the Muslim experience in South Asia, especially during the Mughal period. His books include Princes of the Mughal Empire, 1504-1719 (Cambridge, 2012), Expanding Frontiers in South Asian and World History (co-edited with Richard Eaton, David Gilmartin and Sunil Kumar)(Cambridge, 2013), and Religious Interactions in Mughal India (co-edited with Vasudha Dalmia)(Oxford, 2014). His various journal articles have interrogated the relationship between religion and politics in the life and work of the Mughal prince, Dara Shukoh (1615-59), the founding decades (c. 1720-40) of the princely state of Hyderabad, and the creation of the Mughal Empire under Emperor Akbar (r. 1556-1605). He is currently working on a book about the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb (r. 1658-1707). In 2014, Dr. Faruqui was one of three recipients of UC-Berkeley's most prestigious honor for teaching, the Distinguished Teaching Award. The award recognizes teaching that "incites intellectual curiosity in students, engages them thoroughly in the enterprise of learning, and has a lifelong impact." Dr. Faruqui also is the co-chair (along with Dr. Saba Mahmood) of two campus initiatives: Berkeley Urdu Initiative and Berkeley Pakistan Initiative.