Last month of ‘Mughal India: Art, Culture and Empire’

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Mughal India: Art, Culture and Empire Exhibition runs at the British Library until 2 April 2013 http://www.bl.uk/mughalindia/ **** ‘a revelation’ The Daily Telegraph | **** ‘spectacular’ The Times | **** ‘enthralling’ Metro This exhibition is the first to document the entire period, from the 16th to the 19th centuries, through more than 200 exquisite objects. Special events Mughal India: A Study Day  Saturday 9 March 2013, 10.00 – 17.00 http://www.bl.uk/whatson/exhibitions/mughalindia/events/event140157.html This study day features presentations and discussions by noted scholars and art historians: Professor Ebba Koch (Institute of Art History, …

In Our Time on Radio 4

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Melvyn Bragg’s radio 4 programme on the ‘History of Ideas’, In Our Time, has recently aired a number of programmes that are of direct relevance and interest to the Trust. In fact, one of our Trustees, Professor Almut Hintze (SOAS) was a guest on one of these programmes! So I thought I’d include some links through to the website where you can access these programmes and listen to them again. The Shahnameh of Ferdowsi: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01p7dcv The Cult of Mithras (with Almut Hintze): http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01pg5nt The Upanishads: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01nq7ct and then earlier in …

Lent Term Lecture List

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Friday Lectures, Lent Term 2013 (5pm, 23 Brooklands Avenue) 11 January Dr Badshah SARDAR (Ancient India & Iran Trust) Buddhist Collection of Nimogram Swat, Pakistan: Its History, Classification, Analysis and Chronology 15 February Dr John MACGINNIS (Cambridge) Excavating a Provincial capital of the Assyrian Empire: The Ziyaret Tepe Archaeological Project 1 March Dr Jeevan DEOL (Cambridge) The Sikhs of Afghanistan: some notes toward a cultural, social and literary history ca. 1600-2012

Islam, Trade and Politics across the Indian Ocean

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  We are very proud and excited to be hosting a beautiful travelling photographic exhibition, on loan from the British Library, Islam, Trade and Politics across the Indian Ocean. The exhibition runs from 7th-21st November 2012 and is open from 9-1, Monday-Thursday; 9.30-1.30 Friday. Afternoon visits by appointment only (please contact the Librarian on 01223 702095, or library@indiran.org to arrange). Website for the project: http://www.ottomansoutheastasia.org/ Islam, Trade and Politics Across the Indian Ocean is a research project funded by the British Academy over the period 2009–2012 and administered by the Association of South-East …

‘From the Oxus to Mysore in 1951’ by Raymond and Bridget Allchin

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12th October 2012 saw the publication of From the Oxus to Mysore in 1951: The Start of a Great Partnership in Indian Scholarship, the much-awaited memoirs of a year in India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, by Raymond and Bridget Allchin. Raymond and Bridget Allchin are legendary figures in the field of South Asian Archaeology. They led – as Sir Nicholas Barrington says in his introduction – ‘busy lives’, in the UK and made frequent archaeological trips to South Asia, weaving a partnership of overlapping areas of knowledge and skills. The story they …