107. TRAVELLERS IN THE GOLDEN REALM: HOW MUGHAL INDIA CONNECTED ENGLAND TO THE WORLD

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107. TRAVELLERS IN THE GOLDEN REALM: HOW MUGHAL INDIA CONNECTED ENGLAND TO THE WORLD
Shalina Patel, Lubaaba Al-Azami
Saturday 29th June 14:45 (60 Min)
Stove Tent by Viking
Before the East India Company and before the British Empire, England was a pariah state. Seeking better fortunes, 16th- and 17th-century merchants, pilgrims and outcasts ventured to the kingdom of the mighty Mughals, attempting to trade. They found a land ruled from the palatial towers by women - the formidable Empress Nur Jahan Begim, the enterprising Queen Mother Maryam al-Zamani, and the intrepid Princess Jahanara Begim. The collision of these two worlds helped connect East and West, launching a tempestuous period of globalisation spanning from the Chinese opium trade to the slave trade in the Americas. Drawing on rich, original sources, Lubaaba Al-Azami, cultural historian and Lecturer in Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature at the University of Manchester, traces the origins of a relationship between two nations - one outsider and one superpower - whose cultures remain inextricably linked to this day.
Event Theme: Society
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