The Two Centuries of Indian Print ‘South Asia’ Series at the British Library – Summer 2018

By Galia Umansky|June 13, 2018|Uncategorized|0 comments

Priyanka Basu

The ‘Two Centuries of Indian Print’ Project’ is pleased to announce an exciting line-up of talks at the British Library during June – September 2018, featuring a diverse array of subjects such as contemporary Islamic sermons in Bangladesh, territory in colonial India, housing question in colonial Delhi, Qur’an translations into Bangla, history of the P.E.N. in India, Manipuri dance, the Indian dancer Ram Gopal, Deccani scroll paintings and earthquakes!

The South Asia Seminar series is a series of talks based around the British Library’s ‘Two Centuries of Indian Print’ project ( and the British Library’s South Asia collections. The South Asia Seminar series began in November 2016 and will continue till Dec 2018, with many exciting topics to come.

The speakers range from scholars and academics in the UK and elsewhere, who will share their original and cutting-edge research, followed by discussions facilitated by British Library curators and other specialists in the field.

No advance booking is required, and all seminars are free to attend.  Unless otherwise advertised, they will take place at the Foyle Learning Centre on the First floor of the British Library, between 5.30-7.00pm.

For further info, and for more details on each one, please see the blog piece on the British Library’s Asian and African studies blog: or contact Dr. Priyanka Basu, Project Cataloguer of ‘Two Centuries of Indian Print’ at

If you have missed any of our seminars, or would like to catch up with them – many are available as podcasts on our project webspace:

Please do come along, listen and participate!

Image 1: Glimpse on a Sermon Gathering in Bangladesh, 2014 (Photo: Max Stille)

Image 2: South Asia Seminar – Musical Rivalry in Muhammad Shah’s Court: 14 May 2018 (Photo:  Layli Uddin)

Share this Post:

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>