Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Architectural Matrices: Uncovering the History of the Ghurid Dynasty

Via Discovery & Inspiration, a podcast from the National Humanities Center

In this short podcast from the National Humanities Center, Alka Patel, author of Iran to India, introduces her work on the Ghurid Dynasty, and what she means when she describes her book as an “architectural biography”.

Podcast interview with Alka Patel, from the National Humanities Center

About the author

Alka Patel is a Professor in the Department of Art History and in the PhD Program for Visual Studies at the University of California, Irvine. Patel’s research has focused on South Asia and its connections with Iran and Central Asia, including overland and Indian Ocean maritime networks. Her new book, Iran to India: The Shansabānīs of Afghanistan, c. 1145-1190 CE, is out now.

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