A major new exhibition has opened in the Brunei Gallery of World IKAT textiles presented by The World Crafts Council and The World Crafts Council Asia Pacific. It is curated by Edric Ong and Manjari Nirula. The exhibition celebrates the rich legacy of Ikat, an age old textile technique stretching across the continents of the world. This unique collection brings together an array of some of the priceless pieces of
The Nehru Centre in London’s Mayfair will be putting on an exhibition of Violet M Digby’s paintings of Kashmir in the last two weeks of April this year. It will be the first opportunity to see her paintings since her death in 1960. Violet was the mother of Simon Digby, an English oriental scholar, translator, writer and collector who was awarded the Burton Medal of the Royal Asiatic Society. The
Africa Business & Industry The politics of African industrial policy : a comparative perspective / Lindsay Whitfield Film & Media Identity in postmillennial German film narratives on Africa / Shikuku Emmanuel Tsikhungu. Images of Africa : Creation, negotiation and subversion / Julia Gallagher. Through African eyes / editors, Mahen Bonetti and Prerana Reddy. History Understanding Africa / E. Jefferson Murphy ; illustrated by Louise E. Jefferson. Literature Mysteries of Africa
The Victoria and Albert Museum are currently holding a photography exhibition of British photographer Captain Linnaeus Tripe, capturing 60 of his most striking images of India and Burma. The photographs were taken between 1852- 1860 and consist of Indian and Burmese landscape and architecture. Rarely seen in the West, Tripe brings to light documentation covering archeological sites, monuments and an eye for creative photography. The exhibition runs until October the
Red star over Iraq : Iraqi communism before Saddam / Johan Franzén. Languages of love and hate : conflict, communication, and identity in the medieval Mediterranean / edited by Sarah Lambert and Helen Nicholson. Mongol rule in Seljuk Anatolia. The politics of conquest and history-writing 1243-1282. Sara ur Yildiz. The people want : a radical exploration of the Arab Uprising / Gilbert Achcar ; translated from the French by G.M.
Things done change : the cultural politics of recent Black artists in Britain / Eddie Chambers. Incredible Tretchikoff : life of an artist and adventurer / Boris Gorelik. Empires and diversity : on the crossroads of archaeology, anthropology, and history / edited by Gregory E. Areshian Asia & Spanish America : trans-Pacific artistic and cultural exchange, 1500-1850: papers from the 2006 Mayer Center Symposium at the Denver Art Museum /
Picture courtesy of SOAS: http://www.soas.ac.uk/news/newsitem87482.html A cultural melting pot, the Deccan lies on the great plateau of south-central India where for centuries disparate styles have blended, from ancient Hindu and Buddhist to medieval Islamic; with ideas and motifs coming from traders from Persia, central Asia and Abyssinia. These lectures by George Michell will span a period of 1000 years, and treat audiences to a fabulous visual tour of the region.
Image taken from the SADAAC website The South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Trust (SADAAC) in Norwich is a wonderful Aladdin’s cave of arts and crafts mainly from India and Pakistan while other collections cover Burma, Indonesia and Thailand. I fell complelety in love with this cultural trust! Established in 2010, SADAAC forms part of the University of East Anglia through the Sainsbury Institute of Art. The collection includes, textiles, ethnographic items, paintings,
Sri Lanka and the Kandy Esala Perahera : discovering the spirit of Buddah in the land of elephants / Michael Sarnacki. The great Indian phonebook : how the mass mobile changes business, politics and daily life / Robin Jeffrey and Assa Doron. Beyond Swat : history, society and economy along the Afghanistan-Pakistan frontier / edited by Magnus Marsden, Benjamin Hopkins. Contesting nation : gendered violence in South Asia : notes on the postcolonial present / edited by Angana P. Chatterji and Lubna Nazir Chaudhry. Coins of Jahangir : creations of a
E- Book Princes of the Mughal Empire, 1504-1719 / Munis D. Faruqui. Available from Dawsonera The tiger vanquished : LTTE’s story / M.R. Narayan Swamy. Available from ebrary Print Journal The International Journal of Jaina Studies Books Nartanam. vol. 12, no. 2. – Special issue of the journal ‘Narantam’ on Tagore’s vision of dance. Penser, dire et représenter l’animal dans le monde indien / textes réunis par Nalini Balbir et Georges-Jean