In Theory co-host Disha Karnad Jani interviews Manan Ahmed Asif, Associate Professor of History at Columbia University and co-executive editor of the JHI, about his book The Loss of Hindustan: The Invention of India (Harvard University Press, 2020).

Correction: The podcast episode misstated the name of the book’s publisher in the introduction. The book was published with Harvard University Press in 2020.

Disha Karnad Jani is a writer and historian from Markham, Ontario. She is currently a graduate student in the Department of History at Princeton University, where she studies global/transnational history. She is interested in the politics and practices of anti-imperial resistance between the World Wars, in the British Empire and across sites of empire’s incarnation.

Featured Image: Map of India by Matthaeu Seutter, ca. 1735, titled “Imperii magni Mogolis sive Indici Padschach, juxta recentissimas navigationes.” Courtesy of the Library of Congress.