The symposium took place on Friday 15 May 2015. Audio recordings in MP3 format are available in the links below.
||Introduction (Dr Arthur Dudney) [audio]
||Session 1: The Poetic Imagination
- Dr Prashant Keshavmurthy, “Translating Rāma as a Proto-Muhammadan Prophet: Masih’s Masnavi-ye Rām va Sitā” [audio]
- Dr Anubhuti Maurya, “Of Tulips and Daffodils: The Imaginary of Kashmir Jannat Nazir in the political landscapes of the Mughal Chronicles” [audio]
||Session 2: Dictionaries
- Dr Walter Hakala, “A Way with Words: Indo-Persian Nisābs and the Limits of Lexical Evidence” [audio]
- Dr Jan-Peter Hartung, “Dictionaries and the Problem of Conceptual History in Pre-Modern Muslim South Asia” [audio, slides in PDF]
||Session 3: Literature and Society
- Dr Richard Williams, “Vernacular Vibrations: Multilingual Musicology under the Late Mughals” [audio, see note]
- Dr C Ryan Perkins, “Laughing at the Mughals: Satire in the Eighteenth-Century Mughal Court” [audio]
- Prof Stefano Pellò, “The Fashionable zunnar: Being an Eighteenth-Century Hindu Poet of Persian” [audio, see note]
||Roundtable (Profs Edmund Herzig, Polly O’Hanlon, and Francesca Orsini in conversation with Dr Arthur Dudney) [audio]
* Note: Regrettably, there was some audio interference that could not be edited out of the recordings of Richard Williams and Stefano Pellò’s presentations.