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Center for South Asia Weekly Lecture Series Spring 2024

Afsar Mohammad- Senior Lecturer South Asian Studies- University of Pennsylvania - Rethinking Muslim Past: 1948 Police Action and the Case of Hyderabad

Event Details

Thursday, March 7, 2024
12-1 p.m.
As the new nation-states of India and Pakistan prepared to negotiate land and power in 1947, the citizens of the princely state of Hyderabad experienced the unravelling of an intense political conflict between the Union government of India and the local ruler, the Nizam of Hyderabad. The author explores how the state of Hyderabad was struggling to produce its own tools of cultural renaissance and modernity in the background of the Union Government of India’s deployment of the central army.