Zakirullah Jan’s Lecture

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The AIIT’s Pakistan Visiting Fellow, Dr. Zakirullah Jan, gave a lecture on 11th March on his fieldwork in Pakistan. The talk was entitled: ‘In Quest of the Indus Civilization in the Gomal plain, Northwest Pakistan’, and was well attended. Below is a photo of Bridget Allchin with Zakirullah, Almut Hintze and other lecture attendees.

Forthcoming Lectures

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18 March Dr Zakirullah JAN, (University of Peshawar) In Quest of the Indus Civilization in the Gomal plain, Northwest Pakistan SPECIAL EVENT In association with the Britain-Nepal Academic Council, CRASSH and the Centre for South Asian Studies 19 April Professor Robin CONINGHAM (University of Durham) Lumbini: preserving and protecting a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Nepal. NB: This lecture starts at 5.30pm and a reception will follow.  

Literary Bookcase

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The AIIT has recently been presented with an elegant glass-fronted bookcase which now gracefully adorns the landing at the top of the stairs. It was given to us by Trust friend Dr Dido Davies who inherited it from her stepfather Charles Dudley Massey (1905-1980), a key figure in the antiquarian book trade from 1923 until his death. Massey embarked on his long career in 1921 at Pickering & Chatto and became joint managing director of it on his father’s death in 1928. He thus became, at the early age of …

The Library of Sir Roger Stevens

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The Trust has recently been given a collection of books on Iran owned previously by Sir Roger Stevens (1906-1980). Sir Roger went to Iran in 1954 as Britain’s first ambassador after a two year break—the result of nationalization of the oil industry—and played a key role in rebuilding diplomatic relations. Although he served there for only four years, his enthusiasm for the people, art and history of Iran never left him. His main work was The Land of the Great Sophy (1962), but he also wrote on European travellers in …

Bulletin of The Asia Institute vol. 19: Iranian and Zoroastrian Studies in Honor of Prods Oktor Skjaervø

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Volume 19 of the Bulletin of the Asia Institute is dedicated to P.O. Skjaervø, Aga Khan Professor of Iranian  at Harvard University, and author of numerous works on the languages, history and religions of Central Asia and Iran. This volume contains 28 articles by a team of international scholars and is edited by Carol Altman Bromberg with Nicholas and Ursula Sims-Williams. Contents Carol Altman Bromberg, Introduction Ursula Sims-Williams, Prods Oktor Skjærvø Duan Qing, “Mulberry” in Khotanese: A New Khotanese Loan Deed in the Hetian Museum Yaakov Elman, The Other in …