Munis D. Faruqui
Ph.D. Duke University, 2002
M.Phil. University of Cambridge, 1992
B.A Oberlin College, 1990
Dwinelle 358A; Spring 2015: tbd
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 received 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."