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 …

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.