Violet M Digby Art exhibition- A St Ives Painter in Kashmir

By Farzana Whitfield|April 6, 2016|Art and Archaeology, South Asia|0 comments

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

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Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma- Exhibition at the V&A

By Farzana Whitfield|July 22, 2015|Art and Archaeology, History, Religions, South Asia, South East Asia|0 comments

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

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The Siddi people of India, a photographic exhibition (and gallery talks tonight, 22nd May)

By David Pearson|May 22, 2015|Africa, Anthropology and Sociology, South Asia|0 comments

On Belonging: Photographs of Indians of African Descent National Portrait Gallery [NPG], 13 April – 31 August 2015, Room 33, Free, Open late Thursday & Friday One of India’s leading contemporary photographers, Ketaki Sheth has a long-standing interest in questions of identity and representation. In her most recent project, shown here at the NPG, she features the Siddi, a people of African descent living in India. Ketaki has been working on

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Celebrate Afghanaid’s 30th Anniversary

By Farzana Whitfield|October 17, 2013|Art and Archaeology, Development Studies, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, South Asia|0 comments

Afghanaid started working in Afghanistan in 1983. This year they are celebrating 30 years of continuous work through a photographic exhibition – bringing to life the resilience of the Afghan people and the way in which their lives have been transformed. The exhibition will be held at Gallery Different (14 Percy Street, London W1T 1DR) and open to the public from Tuesday, 5th November to Saturday, 9th November. The exhibition will also include a 30-year timeline of

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A Pictorial Story of a Tamil Community in North London

By Farzana Whitfield|January 4, 2013|Anthropology and Sociology, Art and Archaeology, South Asia|0 comments

Chiara Contrino has worked closely with the Hindu Sri Lankan Tamil communities in North London since 2006 to produce an exhibition that documents aspects of their culture and religious rituals, and to explore their significance for the participants. According to an old Tamil proverb, there cannot be a place called home without a Temple. Wherever in the world a Tamil community establishes itself, statues of the Gods will follow the

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Mughal India: Art, Culture and Empire: Forthcoming Event

By Farzana Whitfield|September 27, 2012|Art and Archaeology, South Asia|0 comments

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of Mughal Art and culture that stretches from Kabul in the north west to over most of the South Asian sub-continent. From the 9th November 2012 until 2nd April 2013, the British Library will be unveiling their collection of manuscripts and paintings to the public, charting the entire historical period between the 16th to the 19th centuries. Come along and explore over 200 objects

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