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Subah Dayal
Assistant Professor
Hebert 120


Ph.D., UCLA, 2016


Subah Dayal specializes in the social and cultural history of Mughal South Asia and the early modern Indian Ocean world from 1500 - 1800.

Teaching Interests

Early Modern and Modern South Asia

Research Interests

Mughal South Asia, Indian Ocean, and the Persianate world

Selected Publications

"Vernacular Conquest? A Persian Patron and his image in the 17th-century Deccan" Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, December, Issue 37. 3, 2017.
"On Heroes and History: Responding to the Shahnamah in the Deccan, 1500-1800" in Iran and the Deccan: Persianate Art, Culture and Talent in Circulation, c. 1400-1700, ed. Keelan Overton. Bloomington: Indian University Press (Forthcoming, August 2019).

Fellowships and Awards

NEH Summer Scholar 2017
Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship, UCLA
Thomas E. Lifka Best Dissertation Award 2016, UCLA