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Before Orientalism: From Paris to Patna in the 17th Century

Watch video of CISA Director Sanjay Subrahmanyam delivering Vanderbilt University's annual Byrn Lecture on April 6. The Byrn Lecture is sponsored by the Vanderbilt Department of History.

Sanjay Subrahmanyam, the Navin and Pratima Doshi Chair of Indian History and director of the Center for India and South Asia at UCLA, is the author or co-author of nine books. He received his doctorate from the Delhi School of Economics in 1987. He began his career with a study of South India, writing The Political Economy of Commerce: Southern India, 1500-1650 (Cambridge, 1990). Other books include the two-volume Explorations in Connected History: From the Tagus to the Ganges and Mughals and Franks (Oxford, 2004).

Subrahmanyam, who has held professorial positions at the Delhi School of Economics, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and the University of Oxford, is a regular contributor to the London Review of Books.

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