Dr. Saifuddin Ahmad

I teach in the Department of History, University of Delhi and specialize in medieval Indian history. I completed BA and MA in History from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, MPhil from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and PhD from University of Delhi, Delhi. My research interests include Medieval Indian History, History of Islamic world, literary cultures and, early modern North Africa and Spain.  At present, I am working towards publication of a monograph primarily with Urdu and Persian sources, exploring the literary culture of Mughal North India in the eighteenth century by focusing on the connection of literature with the political context, especially with regard to shifting patterns of patronage, and thus trying to understand the literary and cultural milieu of pre-modern South Asia.

My research papers and articles have been published in academic journals and edited volumes such as Social Scientist, South Asian Journal of History and Culture, International Journal of Research, The Book Review, Biblio.

Besides, I am a member of Board of Research Studies, Social Sciences; Coordinator, MPhil Programme.

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