Recent Library Acquisitions – Murty Classical Library of India

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Recent acquisitions of new books for the AIIT library include the first 18 volumes in the new Murty Classical Library of India series (MCLI), published by Harvard University Press.

The Murty Classical Library is a facing-page translation series. The series includes English translations of classical works alongside the original texts in the appropriate regional script. The original Indic languages include Bangla, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Pali, Panjabi, Persian, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.

Below is a list of the library’s holdings – the complete series published so far, but new titles will be added annually. These beautiful, cloth-bound volumes are all catalogued on Cambridge University Library’s iDiscover search platform and are available to view at the trust:

MCLI 1: Sufi Lyrics / Bullhe Shah, edited and translated by Christopher Shackle (2015). Panjabi (Gurmukhi script) and English: AIIT.a.1683.1

MCLI 2: The history of Akbar= Akbārnāmah. Volume 1 / Abu’l-Fazl ; edited and translated by Wheeler M. Thackston (2015). Persian (Naskh script) and English: AIIT.a.1683.2

MCLI 3: Therigatha : poems of the first Buddhist women / translated by Charles Hallisey (2015). Pali text printed in Roman script and English: AIIT.a.1683.3

MCLI 4: The story of Manu= Manucaritramu / Allasani Peddana ; translated by Velcheru Narayana Rao and David Shulman (2015). “…presented in the Telugu script alongside the first translation into any language…”–translator’s note. In Telugu and English text: AIIT.a.1683.4

MCLI 5: Sur’s Ocean : poems from the early tradition / Surdas ; edited by Kenneth E. Bryant ; translated by John Stratton Hawley (2015). Including a new Braj edition in the Devenagari script and the English translation: AIIT.a.1683.5

MCLI 6: The History of Akbar= Akbārnāmah. Volume 2 / Abu’l-Fazl ; edited and translated by Wheeler M. Thackston (2016). Persian (Naskh script) and English: AIIT.a.1683.6

MCLI 7: The epic of Ram. volume 1 / Tulsidas ; translated by Philip Lutgendorf (2016). Awadhi and English: AIIT.a.1683.7

MCLI 8: The epic of Ram. volume 2 / Tulsidas ; translated by Philip Lutgendorf (2016). Awadhi and English: AIIT.a.1683.8

MCLI 9: Arjuna and the hunter= Kiratarjuniya
/ Bhāravi ; edited and translated by Indira Viswanathan Peterson (2016). Sanskrit and English: AIIT.a.1683.9

MCLI 10: The History of Akbar= Akbārnāmah. Volume 3 / Abu’l-Fazl ; edited and translated by Wheeler M. Thackston (2017). Persian (Naskh script) and English: AIIT.a.1683.10

MCLI 11: The killing of Shishupala / Magha ; edited and translated by Paul Dundas (2017). Sanskrit and English: AIIT.a.1683.11

MCLI 12: In praise of Annada. Volume 1 / Bharatchandra Ray ; translated by France Bhattacharya (2018). Bengali (Bangla script) and English: AIIT.a.1683.12

MCLI 13: The life of Harishchandra= Hariścandrakāvya / Raghavanka ; translated by Vanamala Viswanatha (2017). Kannada and English: AIIT.a.1683.13

MCLI holdings at AIIT LibraryMCLI 14: The history of Akbar= Akbārnāmah. Volume 4 / Abu’l-Fazl ; edited and translated by Wheeler M. Thackston (2018). Persian and English: AIIT.a.1683.14

MCLI 15: The epic of Ram. Volume 3 / Tulsidas ; translated by Philip Lutgendorf (2018). Awadhi and English: AIIT.a.1683.15

MCLI 16: The epic of Ram. Volume 4 / Tulsidas ; translated by Philip Lutgendorf (2018). Awadhi and English: AIIT.a.1683.16

MCLI 17: The life of Padma= Paèumacariu / Svayambhudeva ; edited and translated by Eva De Clercq (2018). Hindi (Devanagari alphabet) and English: AIIT.a.1683.17

MCLI 18: Risalo / Shah Abdul Latif ; edited and translated by Christopher Shackle (2018). Sindhi and English: AIIT.a.1683.18

Bridget Allchin Remembered

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We were delighted that so many people attended the memorial event for our founding trustee Bridget Allchin at Wolfson College, Cambridge, on Saturday 17 March. The occasion, attended by Dr Allchin’s family, friends, colleagues and students, and fellow trustees, was hosted by the Trust, in cooperation with Wolfson College. The event was introduced by Dr Gordon Johnson, former President of Wolfson College, and Professor Nicholas Sims-Williams, Dr Allchin’s successor as Chair of the Trust. This was followed by a fascinating talk by our former trustee Professor Michael Petraglia, now at …

AIIT Newsletter Indiran 2016-2017

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The latest bumper issue of our newsletter focuses on events and developments at the Trust since 2016. The cover photograph is in remembrance of founding trustee Dr Bridget Allchin, who sadly passed away on 27th June this year.  An article on page 3 about Bridget will be followed by a fuller tribute at a later date.  There are also articles by many of our trustees on their current research activities as well as several articles by visiting scholars and readers. We hope you enjoy this issue. Please don’t hesitate to …

AIIT Lectures: Lent term 2018

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Lectures begin at 5.30pm. Refreshments from 5pm. All welcome 19 January: Emily Hannam (Royal Collection): Georges, Nawabs and Nabobs: the British monarchs and India in the 18th century 2 February: Almut Hintze (SOAS): The Multi-Media Yasna: recent research in Mumbai 23 February: Christopher Wright (British Library): Robert Ker Porter’s travels in Georgia, Persia, Armenia and Mesopotamia 1817-1820 9 March: James Crowden (author): Soldier, spy, archaeologist and academic: the story of Professor K de B Codrington (1899-1986) This is a special event for Friends of the Trust (Advance booking required): email …