This project is run by the Faculty of Oriental Studies, over several years collaborating with scholars whose research work is focussed on South Asian region. South Asia in general is a wealth of sources for researchers to study and explore more about the culture, language and the evolution of traditions from ancient period to colonisation which in turn shaped the cultural changes in modern age.
As its broad framework of enquiry, this project poses questions of social agency: of the roles of service communities with different skills and expertise in shaping South Asia’s political, commercial and cultural dynamism from the mid-sixteenth to the mid-eighteenth century.
This project also facilitates to conduct collaborated workshops and publications between scholars involved.
More information: www.orinst.ox.ac.uk/oxford-early-modern-south-asia-project