South Asia Series research talks at the British Library

Front page of the Iblichnāmā (1870). British Library, VT 1766

The South Asia Series research talks are based on a digitisation project of printed books from the South Asia collections in the British Library. Speakers from the United Kingdom, United States and India will share the results of their research, followed by discussions facilitated by British Library curators and other specialists in the field.

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All talks take place in the Foyle Learning Centre, British Library, 5.30-7.00pm

10 April 2017: Dr. Rosie Llewellyn-Jones (MBE), “The Enlightenment in 18th-century India” 

24 April 2017: Professor Francis Robinson (Royal Holloway, University of London), "Hasrat Mohani’s Diary”

8 May 2017: Christopher D. Bahl (PhD student, SOAS, London), “Cultural Entrepôts and Histories of Circulation: The Arabic Manuscripts of the Royal Library of Bijapur”

22 May 2017: Professor Kamran Asdar Ali (University of Texas, Austin), “Of Communists and Conspiracy: The Rawalpindi Case in Pakistan”

5 June 2017: Radha Kapuria (PhD student, King’s College London), “Musicians and Dancers in 19th Century Punjab: A Brief Social History”

12 June 2017: Simon Leese (PhD student, SOAS, London), “Visions of the Arabic Hejaz: Memory and the Poetics of Devotion in 18th and 19th century North India”

View a detailed programme and find out more about these events.

No advance booking is required, and the sessions are free to attend. For further information, please contact Dr Layli Uddin, Project Curator of Two Centuries of Indian Print.

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