Alchemy 2016 Festival- South Asian Culture at its Best!

By Farzana Whitfield|May 19, 2016|Art and Archaeology, Films and Sound Recordings, Music, Media and Film Studies, Photography, South Asia|0 comments

Courtesy of Alchemy Festival 2016 webpage I cannot praise this event enough, it is fun, colourful, vibrant and cultured! Each year, Alchemy fills Southbank Centre with a vibrant array of performances, workshops and exhibitions – and a delicious food market. The festival celebrates the rich cultural relationship between the UK and the Indian subcontinent, and explores the creative influences generated by our shared history. In 2016, the seventh Alchemy brings

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Up and coming events at the King’s India Institute- this September

By Farzana Whitfield|September 17, 2015|Development Studies, Economics, Films and Sound Recordings, History, Literature, Politics and International Relations, South Asia|0 comments

All the events organised by the King’s India Institute are free. RSVP is not needed unless mentioned on the event listing.  Events in September 2015 Uski Roti ‘His Bread’ (1969, dir. Mani Kaul, Hindi with English subtitles) Indian Modernisms film series at The Tagore Centre for Global Thought Date:              21 September 2015 Venue:           Anatomy Lecture Theatre (K6.29), Strand Campus, London Time:              6.30-9pm Our first screening in the Indian Modernisms series.

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Africa – December 2013 to July 2015.

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|August 26, 2015|Africa|

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

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China and Inner Asia – June to November 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|January 7, 2014|China and Inner Asia|0 comments

The People’s Republic of China at 60 : an international assessment / edited by William C. Kirby. The gender of memory : rural women and China’s collective past / Gail Hershatter. China maritime customs and China’s trade statistics, 1859-1948 / Thomas P. Lyons. Dancing for the dead [videorecording] : funeral strippers in Taiwan / a Marc L. Moskowitz film. A Jesuit garden in Beijing and early modern Chinese culture /

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Music, Media and Film Studies – September, October and November 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|December 12, 2013|Music, Media and Film Studies|0 comments

In the culture society : art, fashion and popular music / Angela McRobbie. The cultural study of music : a critical introduction / edited by Martin Clayton, Trevor Herbert, Richard Middleton. [Also available as an e-book from ebrary] All you need to know about the music business / Donald S. Passman, illustrations by Randy Glass. This business of global music marketing / Tad Lathrop. Sound unbound : sampling digital music

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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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Music, Media and Film Studies – May 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|June 20, 2013|Music, Media and Film Studies|0 comments

Disasters and the media / Mervi Pantti, Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Simon Cottle. The mediatization of religion : when faith rocks / by Luis Mauro Sa Martino. Discourse theory and critical media politics / ed. by Lincoln Dahlberg and Sean Phelan. Silencing cinema : film censorship around the world / edited by Daniel Biltereyst and Roel Vande Winkel. Women political leaders and the media / by Donatella Campus. The archaeology of early

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Films and Sound Recordings – May 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|June 19, 2013|Films and Sound Recordings|0 comments

Africa dances [sound recording]. Bui Hangi, the deity’s human wife [videorecording]: analysis of a myth from Pura, Eastern Indonesia / Susanne Rodemeier and Martin Hocker. Fixer [videorecording] : the taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi / HBO Documentary Films presents a G Films and Subdivision Productions film produced by Christian Parenti, Ian Olds, Nancy Roth directed by Ian Olds. A bottle in the Gaza Sea [videorecording] / a film [directed] by Thierry

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Music, Media and Film Studies – March to April 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|June 18, 2013|Music, Media and Film Studies|0 comments

Religion, media and culture : a reader / editors, Gordon Lynch and Jolyon Mitchell executive editor, Anna Strhan. Media, erotics, and transnational Asia / Purnima Mankekar and Louisa Schein, eds. Digital cool : life in the age of new media / Pramod K. Nayar. Immaterial bodies : affect, embodiment, mediation / Lisa Blackman. Food and social media : you are what you tweet / Signe Rousseau. Music, health, and wellbeing

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The Asia House Festival of Asian Literature 7-22 May, 2013

By Farzana Whitfield|April 4, 2013|China and Inner Asia, Japan, Korea, Literature, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, South Asia, South East Asia|0 comments

Image taken from Asia House website: Now in its seventh year, the Asia House Festival of Asian Literature is the only UK festival dedicated to writing about Asia and Asians, from the Eastern Mediterranean to the Pacific. This year they have widened the remit to include Turkey and parts of the Middle East. The 2013 Festival will feature authors writing about over 15 countries, including Afghanistan, Burma, China, India, Iran, Iraq,

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