Dr Faridah Zaman



  • Political and intellectual history in imperial contexts
  • The role of religion in the history of ideas
  • The development of concepts around history and temporality

 Further information about my research can be found through my academia.edu profile: https://oxford.academia.edu/FaridahZaman



  • ‘The Future of Islam, 1672-1924,’ Modern Intellectual History (2018)
  • ‘Beyond Nostalgia: time and place in Indian Muslim politics,’ Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 27, 4 (2017), pp. 627-647.
  • ‘Revolutionary History and the Postcolonial Muslim: Re-writing the “Silk Letter Conspiracy” of 1916’, South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, 39, 3 (2016), pp. 626-643.
  • ‘Colonizing the Sacred: Allahabad and the Company State, 1797–1857,’ Journal of Asian Studies, 74, 2 (2015), pp. 347–367
  • The Young Muhammadans [MS in preparation].

Current DPhil Students

  • Saman Malik
  • Naveen Zaidi

I would be willing to hear from potential DPhil students interested in research in the areas of global intellectual history, history of the British Empire, South Asian history         

I currently teach:


  • Theory and Methods in Historical Analysis  
Prelims: FHS:

History of the British Isles VI: 1830-1951


History of the British Isles VI: 1815-1924


European and World History IV:  1815-1914 History of the British Isles VII: Since 1900
Approaches to History European and World History XI: Imperial and Global History 1750-1930
Optional Subject – 1919: Remaking the World Disciplines of History


In the Media

BBC World Service - Witness History series on the centenary of the Silk Letters Movement, 24 November 2016



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