Center for South Asia Weekly Lecture Series: Walter Hakala, Associate Professor, English, University of Buffalo
Ephemera in Stone: Shifting Language Use in South Asian Islamic Epigraphy
Thursday, February 6, 2020
206 Ingraham Hall
After providing an overview of broader patterns of language use in Islamic inscriptions in South Asia, I will examine several instances of multilingual epigraphy and “public writing” in South Asia. I demonstrate how traces of earlier communities who worshipped and lived in these spaces can be read in the writing appearing on these structures.