Special Friends Only Event

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‘Music from Central Asia: From Shamanism to Sufism,’ a performance and explanation by Dr Razia Sultanova (Director, Centre for Central Asian Music and Fellow at Cambridge Central Asia Forum, University of Cambridge) There will be a reception with light refreshments from 5.00pm For information on how to become a Friend of the Trust, please contact the Administrator on tel. (01223) 356841 or email: info@indiran.org Ancient India & Iran Trust 23 Brooklands Avenue Cambridge CB2 8BG  

Deciphering Bactrian Talk Fully Booked

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**Friday 11th November, 5.30pm** Veronica DOUBLEDAY (Independent Scholar) THE LEGACY OF QUATRAIN SINGING AS PRACTISED IN AFGHANISTAN All Welcome, Admission Free Light Refreshments will be served from 5pm

New Publications

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July saw the publication, by Anthem Press, of two important volumes about Edward FitzGerald’s Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám FitzGerald’s Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám: Popularity and Neglect (edited by Adrian Poole, Christine van Ruymbeke, William H. Martin and Sandra Mason) is based on a 2009 conference in Cambridge and celebrates the 150th anniversary of the first publication of FitzGerald’s Rubáiyát (1859) and the bicentenary of his birth (1859). Edward FitzGerald’s Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám: A Famous Poem and Its Influence (Edited by William H. Martin and Sandra Mason) presents the texts …

Visit from the Australian Central Asian Studies Research Team

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Visit of the Australian Central Asian Studies Research Team (Macquarie University) to the Trust 4.07.2011 and presentation of publications. Dr Gunner Mikkelsen worked on the Corpus Fontium Manichaeorum project which was based at the Trust from 2000 to 2005. Dr John Sheldon had been a student of the late Sir Harold Bailey (Sanskrit and Khotanese) 1961-1963. Professor Sam Lieu is a recently appointed Trustee of AIIT and he will begin a Visiting Fellowship at Wolfson College (Camb.). in early 2012. The camera-ready manuscripts of two books presented by the team …

A New Arrival!

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We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Anna, AIIT’s administrator, has given birth to a beautiful baby boy.  Wilfred Arthur Altai Midsummer Eve was born on Monday 20th June at 8.43pm – Midsummer’s Eve of course!   Congratulations to Anna and her husband Stuart – everyone at the Trust looks forward to seeing baby Wilf very soon. A few pictures of Anna and Wilf are available on her Flickr page.