Seminar Lecture on India’s Syncretic Culture by Rana Safvi

september, 2021

06sep11:00 am12:00 pmSeminar Lecture on India's Syncretic Culture by Rana Safvi

Event Details

The discussion will be conducted on 6th September 2021 at 11:00 AM IST on zoom. Register

About the speaker

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Rana Safvi is a historian, author and translator who writes on the culture, history and monuments of India. A believer in the idea of “Ganga-Jamuni-Tehzeeb” that underlines India’s syncretic culture, she has extensively documented the same in her writings and other media. She has authored several books on the history of Delhi along with translating various accounts of the city from Urdu to English. A regular contributor to various newspapers and magazines on literature and culture, she blogs on Indian culture, food, heritage and age-old traditions at


About the chair

Dr. Javed Iqbal Wani

Dr. Javed Iqbal Wani is a renowned academician and scholar who currently occupy the position of Assistant Professor at School of Law, Governance & Citizenship, Dr. BR Ambedkar University, Delhi, India. He completed his P.G. Diploma from Jamia Millia Islamia, NMCPCR on Conflict Analysis and Peace Building.  This was followed by a MA and M.Phil. from Center for Political Studies (CPS), Jawaharlal Nehru University, India; and PhD from Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom. He has held two positions as Guest Faculty at the Department of Political Science, Jamia Millia Islamia from 2011-2012 and at the Nelson Mandela Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution (NMCPCR) Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi from 2016-2017. He has been a visiting lecturer at the Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom from 2014-2016.

Dr. Wani has authored several papers, news reports, book chapters, and review articles on various political issues. His research interests surround History, Culture & Politics of South Asia, particularly India. This can be narrowed down to issues pertaining to characteristics of the State, Ideology, Violence and Resistance. Contemporary focus of his work has been the issues related to ‘Law’, ‘Governmentality’, ‘Surveillance’, and ‘State of Exception’.


(Monday) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm