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Munis Faruqui

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Munis D. Faruqui is a historian. He specializes in the Muslim experience. 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). He is currently completing a book focused on the Mughal Empire in the latter half of the seventeenth century. In 2014, Dr. Faruqui was one of three recipients of UC-Berkeley’s 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.” His specific fascination with Morocco stems from an interest in the global diversity of the Muslim experience, comparative Islamic empires, and the links forged between different parts of the Islamic world over the past thousand years. One such connection is offered by the amazing fourteenth century Moroccan traveler, ibn Batutta, who traveled for almost thirty years, across 44 modern countries and 75,000 miles. The account of his travels is one of the leading sources of information about the Islamic world for the period.

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