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.
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
Islam Pointing the finger : Islam and Muslims in the British media / [edited by] Julian Petley and Robin Richardson. Fundamental religio-political concepts in the sources of Islam / by Souran Mardini Who speaks for Islam? : what a billion Muslims really think / John L Esposito, Dalia Mogahed Muslims and others in sacred space / edited by Margaret Cormack Beyond dogma : Rumi’s teachings on friendship with God and