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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 study of European expansion in the Indian Ocean world.

Teaching Interest

Early Modern and Modern South Asia

Research Interest

Mughal South Asia and the Indian Ocean 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.
"From victory poem to history: Responses to The Shahnama 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