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Prof. Stephen Dale is an Emeritus Professor of South Asian and Islamic History at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio USA. He has written books on Kerala (Islamic Society on the South Asian Frontier, The Mappilas of Malabar, 1498-1922 , Babur (The Garden of the Eight Paradises, Babur and the Culture of Empire in Centra Asia, Afghanistan and India, 1483-1530, ,The Muslim Empires of the Ottomans, Safavids and Mughals, The Orange Trees of Marrakesh, Ibn Khaldun and the Science of Man Babur, Timurid Prince and Mughal Emperor.

He first came to India on a Fulbright Teaching grant in 1963, when he met Jawaharlal Nehru along with several other Fulbright grantees. Later he visited India many times, living in Kozhikode, Kerala and Chennai, and traveling in different parts of the country. He was most recently in India in 2020, with his wife, when he spoke on Babur at the Jaipur Literary Festival.


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