The Dean's Table Podcast

The Dean's Table Podcast

History Professor Manan Ahmed – DT009

April 03, 2020

Manan Ahmed is Associate Professor of History at Columbia University. He is the author of two books and is working on a third. His most recent book is titled A Book of Conquest: The Chachnama and Muslim Origins in South Asia and his upcoming book is titled, The Loss of Hindustan. He is also the author of Where the Wild Frontiers Are: Pakistan and the American Imagination, a collection of blog essays.

Professor Ahmed speaks with Dean Harris about the process of becoming a historian, his scholarship that challenges conventional wisdom about the origins of Muslims in South Asia, and offers some insight into how he fuses his scholarship with public engagement.