Anubhuti Maurya | Department of History


Assistant Professor
Department of History
School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SoHSS)
Shiv Nadar University
Profile Summary 

Anubhuti Maurya is a historian of medieval and early modern South Asia. Her research interests include political history of imperial and regional formations, cities in early modern south Asia, Persianate narrative traditions and spatial practices of the Mughal empire. Currently, she is working on completing her monograph on Kashmir in sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, when the region was under Mughal rule.

Educational Qualifications 
Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Work Experience 
Assistant Professor,
Dept. of History, Bharati College,
Delhi University
Visiting Scholar,
Dept. of History, Columbia University,
New York City
Teaching & Research Interests: 

Medieval and Early Modern South Asia, Mughal Empire, Regions in Indian History, Early modern states, Narrative and Literary traditions, Persianate traditions in South Asia, Urban history, Archives and Archival practices

Scholarly Activity

Select Publications:

Forthcoming: “The Mythical Medieval: Periodization, Historical Memory and the Imagination of the Indian Nation’, under peer review at Chronologics: Periodisation in a Global Context, ed. Thomas Maissen, Barbara Mittler, Pierre Monnet
In pre-print:

“Of Tulips and Daffodils: Kashmir Jannat Nazir as a political landscape in the Mughal Empire”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 52, no. 15 — 15 April 2017

Also published as “O Tulipnax y Nartsisax: Kashmirski Djhanat Nazir kak Politchicheski Landshaft Imperi Velikix Mogolov”, in the Journal of Frontier Studies, 2019, No. 2,

“Shaikh Hamza Makhdum”, in The Encyclopaedia of Islam 3, ed. Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson, Brill : Leiden, Boston — 2017

“A City of Two Settlements: Srinagar in the Seventeenth Century” in Cities in History, ed. Pius Malekandakathil & Yogesh Sharma, New Delhi: Primus Publications — 2014

Conferences (Select):

“Taxonomies of Time: The Medieval, Early Modern and Modern in Pir Hasan Kuihami’s Tarikh i Hasan’ in the National Seminar, ‘Debating Early Modern in South Asian History’, Ashoka University, Sonipat, Haryana, 9 – 10 February 2018

“The Mythical Medieval: Periodization, Historical Memory and the Imagination of the Indian Nation’, in Chronologics: Periodization in a Global Context’, Maison de France, organized by Transregionale Forum and Max Weber Stiftung, Berlin, 7 – 9 December 2017

“Maps of Words: Cartographic Practices of the Mughal Court Chronicles in the Sixteenth Century’, in Entangled Cartographies: An Interconnected History of Mapping in Europe and South Asia, 16th to 20th century, Jamia Milia Islamia, organized by JMI, DFG, University of Erfurt, New Delhi, 3 – 5 October 2017

“As the King goes Marching: Royal Journeys as Spatial Practice in Kashmir”, in A History of Difference: Piety and Space in Early Modern West Asia, Columbia University, New York, 4 – 5 May 2017

Invited Lecture: “Road to Paradise: Governance and Territoriality in Mughal Kashmir”
Centre for South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies, Tufts University, Boston, 1 March 2017