Working in an Indian Archive: Indo-Persian Documents

Grantee: Hallie Nell Swanson In summer 2019, with the support of The Barakat Trust’s Barakat Postgraduate Student & Early Career Award, I travelled to Hyderabad to take part in the “Working in an Indian Archive” Indo-Persian Summer School, a workshop focused on reading Indo-Persian manuscripts, run by the University [...]

Episode 9 Season 2: Who are the Parsis? with Sarah Stewart

Dr Sarah Stewart is Shapoorji Pallonji Senior Lecturer in Zoroastrianism and co-chair of the Institute of Zoroastrian Studies at SOAS, as well as curator of The Everlasting Flame, Zoroastrianism in History and Imagination (Brunei Gallery at SOAS and National Museum in Delhi in 2016). Dr Stewart  shares her insights and knowledge about the [...]

Podcast 6 Season 2: The Taj Mahal with Mehreen Chida-Razvi

Mehreen Chida-Razvi takes us on a journey to one of the 'New Seven Wonders of the World': the Taj Mahal. This podcast explores the daring love story behind the building and the many aspects of a landmark that has come to embody the cultures of India.   Mehreen Chida-Razvi is an art [...]

Halos and Hunting: Depicting Power at Jahangir’s Court

About the Talk: The reign of the third Mughal emperor, Jahangir (r.1605–27), is fascinating for the innovative and vibrant art, architecture and material culture it produced. It ushered in an era of great political, diplomatic, economic and cultural interaction between the Mughal Empire and much of Europe and Asia, factors [...]

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