Michaelmas Term Lectures

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24 October **FESTIVAL OF IDEAS EVENT** Professor Almut HINTZE A Zoroastrian Vision PLEASE NOTE: FULLY BOOKED 2 November Professor Eijiro DOYAMA (Osaka) The unusual birth of the hero in ancient Indian mythologyUnusual or miraculous birth and growth are characteristic of heroes in a number of myths all over the world. It is typically associated with motifs such as an unusual conception (not by a human father and mother etc.), the unusual length of the period of pregnancy, an unusual delivery (not from the usual birth canal; in an egg etc.), …

Trust Garden Party 2012

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This year’s Garden Party at the Trust occupied a couple of hours of pleasing not-rain, in an otherwise very wet June! We enjoyed strawberries and cream, with a welcome glass of fizzy wine. The sun shone, children played happily, and a wind octet graced the breeze with beautiful music. More pictures, courtesy of Paula Allchin, can be viewed in our Gallery pages.

Professor Howard Wilson Photographic Archive Online

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The Ancient India and Iran Trust is delighted to announce that the Sri Lankan Photographic Archive of Professor Howard Wilson is now live on the Trust’s website.  The archive has been kindly donated to the Trust and digitised by Mrs Marti Wilson and can be accessed by  following the links from the Home page at www.indiran.org to the  ‘Photo Archives’ page and the ‘Howard Wilson Collection’, or clicking on the link below. http://www.indiran.org/HW/

Omar Khayyam Rubaiyat – A New Blog

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For all fans of the Rubáiyát, Edward FitGerald and indeed for those who don’t know anything about this 900 year old poem, it’s authors and translations!  This blog will keep you up to date with new happenings relating to the Rubaiyat – books, art works, exhibitions, lectures, research, and much more. The blog’s creators are Bill Martin and Sandra Mason, independent scholars of the Rubáiyát and Chairs of the Friends of the Ancient India and Iran Trust. So to find out about the most famous poem in the world and for …

New Issue of INDIRAN, Spring 2012

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A new issue of  the Ancient India & Iran Trust’s newsletter, INDIRAN, is now available. This issue includes interviews with one of the Trust’s newly appointed Trustees and long time supporter of the AIIT, Professor Sam Lieu and our previous Pakistan Visiting Fellowship recipient, Dr Zakirullah Jan.  There is an excellent piece on Whitley Stokes, by Dr Elizabeth Boyle and Dr Paul Russell, who gave our final Friday lecture before Christmas and a review of two fascinating new books on FitzGerald’s Rubaiyat, by the Chairs of our Friends of the Trust, …