Rosie Llewellyn Jones – The Last King in India: Wajid Ali Shah

Event Date: 9 April 2015 
 Royal Asiatic Society 14 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: Dr Rosie Llewellyn Jones – The Last King in India: Wajid Ali Shah The lecture will examine the extraordinary story of this 19th century king who continues to divide opinion today. Was he, as the British believed, a debauched …

Paul Brass – Criminalization of Politics in India

Event Date: 9 October 2014 
 Royal Asiatic Society Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: Professor (Emeritus) Paul Brass (University of Washington) – Criminalization of Politics in India Criminality is widespread in Indian politics, but there are some landmark districts in parts of Uttar Pradesh, which are famous for it. In my own recent field …

Anindya Raychaudhuri – All trains stop there: Trains and Railway Lines in Narratives of the 1947 India/Pakistan Partition

Event Date: 8 October 2013 McCrea 336 Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX Royal Holloway University of London Department of History 
Departmental Research seminars 2013/2014 Dr Anindya Raychaudhuri (St Andrews): “All trains stop there”: Trains and Railway Lines in Narratives of the 1947 India/Pakistan Partition Probably the single most popular icon of partition narratives is that of …

Norbert Peabody – On the Origins of Indian Nationalism

Event Date: 13 June 2013 
 Royal Asiatic Society 
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London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: Dr Norbert Peabody (Cambridge) – On the Origins of Indian Nationalism Talk: Questions: share this entry:

Shihan de Silva – African Soldiers, Governors, Nawabs and Cultural Brokers in South Asia

Event Date: 11 April 2013 
 Royal Asiatic Society 
Stephenson Way 
London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: Dr Shihan de Silva (Institute of Commonwealth Studies) – African Soldiers, Governors, Nawabs and Cultural Brokers in South Asia Introduction by Professor Peter Robb (President, Royal Asiatic Society). Talk: Questions: share this entry:

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Joya Chatterji – An Alternative History of India-Pakistan Relations

Event Date: 8 March 2012 
 Royal Asiatic Society 
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London NW1 2HD     Dr Joya Chatterji (University of Cambridge) – An Alternative History of India-Pakistan Relations ———————————————– talk: ———————————————– questions: ———————————————–     share this entry:

Wenlan Peng – The Chinese in Bengal

Event Date: 16 February 2012 
 Royal Asiatic Society 
Stephenson Way 
London NW1 2HD   Wenlan Peng (Independent Documentary Film Maker, Chair of the Meridian Society) The Chinese in Bengal ———————————————– ———————————————– accompanying images: ———————————————- share this entry:

Jennifer Howes – Colin MacKenzie’s Adventures in India (1784-1821)

Event date: 11 November 2010 18:00 14 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD Dr Jennifer Howes (British Library) – Colin MacKenzie’s Adventures in India (1784-1821) Between 1784 and 1821, Colin Mackenzie, India’s first Surveyor General, collected a notoriously complex archive of manuscripts and drawings. Gathered by both European and Indian draftsmen, the drawings give a fascinating account of India’s monuments, people …