Red Fort of Delhi, from 1857 until Today (Apr 3, 2019)

The Boston University Center for the Study of Asia, Institute for the Study of Muslim Societies and Civilizations, and the CAS Department of World Languages and Literatures present

Rana Safvi

historian and author

Red Fort of Delhi: From 1857 until Today

Wednesday, April 3, 2019, from 5-6:30 pm

BU World Languages & Literatures, 745 Commonwealth Ave, Room 639

In her lecture, Rana Safvi will explore the cultural history of the Red Fort in Delhi through a reading of historical descriptions and her own explorations.

About the speaker:

Rana Safvi is a historian with a deep love for verse and a passion for the culture and heritage of the Indian subcontinent. She combines her enthusiasm for both in her writing. She runs a popular blog, ‘Hazrat e Dilli’, which talks about Delhi’s culture, food, heritage and age-old traditions. She is founder and moderator of #Shair on Twitter, a forum that has revived popular interest in Urdu poetry in a major way. Rana is a postgraduate in History from Aligarh Muslim University. She lives in Delhi with her family.

For a detailed interview with Rana Safvi about her book The City of My Heart, see

Free and open to the public!