The Center for International History in collaboration with the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society presents:
Samira Sheikh: The Tyranny of the Dotted Line, or A Tale of Three Maps
Abstract: The eighteenth century saw a remarkable proliferation of mapping and surveying vocabularies in Gujarat. The A close look at three map artefacts reveals how Gujarat’s shifting political and legal regimes produced surprising tensions in what should have been corresponding shifts in cartographic conventions.
Location: Fayerweather Hall 411
Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019
Samira Sheikh is Associate Professor of History at Vanderbilt University. She is the author of Forging a Region: Sultans, Traders and Pilgrims in Gujarat, 1200-1500 (Oxford India, 2010)