The Center for South Asia at Stanford University recently hosted a lecture by Munis D. Faruqui, Associate Professor at the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley entitled "Effrontery, Erasure, and Exaltation: An Episode in the Life of the Mughal Empire". Luckily for us, they graciously put it online. Dr. Faruqui is one of those rare historians whose every publication has become an instant classic in the field of Mughal studies. They include “The Forgotten Prince: Mirza Hakim and the Formation of the Mughal Empire,” Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 48 no. 4 (2005): 487-523; “At Empire’s End: The Nizam, Hyderabad, and 18th Century India,” Modern Asian Studies 43, no. 1 (2009): 5-43; and The Princes of the Mughal Empire, 1504-1719. Cambridge University Press, 2012.