The Two Centuries of Indian Print ‘South Asia’ Seminar Series – Autumn/Winter 2018

By Galia Umansky|September 28, 2018|Uncategorized|0 comments

Priyanka Basu

The ‘Two Centuries of Indian Print Project’ is pleased to announce a new series of seminars organized as part of their Autumn/Winter 2018 seminar series.

We will be presenting an exciting line-up of talks being held during October – December 2018 on a number of diverse subjects, ranging from ‘Theosophy and Bengali Spirituality’; a talk on ‘Mayalee Dancing Girl versus the East India Company’ and one on ‘Modernist Communities in 1930s Calcutta: Print, Politics and Surveillance’!

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

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 Asian collections ( with speakers ranging from scholars and academics in the UK and elsewhere, who share their original and cutting-edge research, followed by discussions facilitated by British Library curators and other specialists in the field.

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 join us!


Image 1: A European, probably Sir David Ochterlony, British Resident to the Mughal court 1803–06 and 1818–25, watching a nautch in his house in Delhi (c. 1820)

(BL Add. Or. 2)

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