SOAS University of London

Department of History

Roy Fischel

BA, MA (Jerusalem), MA, PhD (Chicago)
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Roy Fischel
Department of History

Lecturer in the History of South Asia

Dr Roy Fischel
Email address:
020 7898 4643
SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Russell Square: College Buildings
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Office Hours:
Wednesday 11am- 1pm


History of precolonial South Asia, in particular Muslim polities and societies; the Deccan, 1300-1700; South Asia and the early modern Muslim world.


Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Christopher D. Bahl, The Transmission of Islamicate texts across the Western Indian Ocean, 1400-1700
  • Daisy Livingston, Archival practices in the medieval Arabic lands. Documents and archives at the centre and periphery in Egypt and Syria: institutional, communal, and private practices in a diverse literate society.
  • Simon Leese, (Re)producing Arabic Literature in 18th and 19th Century North India



Fischel, Roy S. (2015) 'Chānd Bībī, a Queen of Two Realms: Power, Authority, and the Political Language of the Early Modern Deccan.' Indian Economic and Social History Review. (Forthcoming)

Fischel, Roy S (2015) 'Origin Narratives, Legitimacy, and the Practice of Cosmopolitan Language in the Early Modern Deccan, India.' Purushartha, 33. pp. 71-95.

Kark, Ruth and Fischel, Roy S (2012) 'Palestinian Women in the Public Domain during the Late Ottoman and Mandate Periods, 1831–1948.' Journal of Women of the Middle East and the Islamic World, 10. pp. 77-96.

Fischel, Roy S and Kark, Ruth (2008) 'Sultan Abdülhamid II and Palestine: Private Lands and Imperial Policy.' New Perspectives on Turkey, 39. pp. 129-166.

Book Reviews

Fischel, Roy S (2014) 'Formation of a Muslim Community in 15C Gujarat.' Dissertation Reviews .

Fischel, Roy S (2014) 'Review of Turning King to Messiah: The Islamic King in Central Asia and India.' Marginalia .


Fischel, Roy S. (2016) 'Deccan Sultanates.' In: The Encyclopaedia of Empire. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Fischel, Roy S (2016) 'Aḥmadnagar.' In: Encyclopaedia of Islam, 3rd edition. Leiden: Brill. (Forthcoming)

Fischel, Roy S. (2016) 'The Niẓām Shāhīs.' In: Encyclopaedia of Islam, 3rd edition. Leiden: Brill. (Forthcoming)

Fischel, Roy S (2014) 'Bahmani Sultanate.' In: The Encyclopaedia of Empire. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

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