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The Price of Hospitality: An Indian Traveler in Revolutionary France

The Price of Hospitality: An Indian Traveler in Revolutionary France
1 Devonshire Place, Room 108N, Munk School of Global Affairs
Time: Nov 10th, 2:00 pm End: Nov 10th, 4:00 pm
Interest Categories: South Asian, History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), French and Linguistics (UTSC), French (FAS), 2000-
Talk by Rahul Markovits

The Munk School of Global Affairs presents

The Price of Hospitality: An Indian Traveler in Revolutionary France

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Description

In April 1793, two Indian travelers from Gujarat landed in Marseilles. The son of the nawab of Broach and his attendant, they were heading for England but were stranded in France for a couple of months, just as the Revolution was spiralling into Terror. What happened to them? How did they manage to establish their credentials with the French authorities and get along in this strange new environment? This talk will be about social credit and the price of hospitality.

Rahul Markovits is assistant professor at the Ecole normale supérieure in Paris. His work focuses on the circulation of people, products and texts on a transnational scale in the eighteenth-century.

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Joseph Hawker

Main Sponsor

Centre for the Study of France and the Francophone World (CEFMF)

Sponsors

Department of History

Department of French

Asian Institute

Centre for South Asian Studies



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