I had the great pleasure of attending the author Elif Safak’s Room for Rumi event last night which brought her engaging new novel: The Forty Rules of Love: A novel of Rumi to life through a literary exchange. It was a stimulating discussion about mysticism, faith, sufism, writing, hope and love. The Asia House literature festival (9-26th May) is a jam packed event covering stories and literary journeys from many
The following exciting workshop is taking place at the British Library. Come and be a part of it: Vernacular Scripts of the Indus Valley and Beyond Friday, 20 May 2016 The Eliot Room, British Library Conference Centre London 10:15 Welcome and Opening Remarks – Nur Sobers-Khan (British Library) 10:30 – 11:15 Personal Reflections and Observations on the Indus Valley Scripts Christopher Shackle, SOAS (London) 11:15 – 12:00 An Anthropological Perspective
Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations A city from the dawn of history: Erbil in the cuneiform sources / by John MacGinnis. Présence et pouvoir hittites à Ougarit : le cas des DUMU.LUGAL / Charlotte Lebrun. Documents of Judean exiles and West Semites in Babylonia in the collection of David Sofer / by Laurie E. Pearce and Cornelia Wunsch. Life, death, and coming of age in Antiquity: individual rites of passage in
An Image Database of Persian Historical Documents from Iran and Central Asia up to the 20th Century This project has been developed since 2008 by the Iranian Studies Division at the Centre of Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Philipps-Universität Marburg (Germany). The database includes about 1000 “public” and “private” documents: royal decrees and orders, official correspondence, and shari’a court documents, such as contracts of sale and lease, vaqf deeds, marriage
Islam The emergence of Islam : classical traditions in contemporary perspective / by Gabriel Said Reynolds The lineaments of Islam : studies in honor of Fred McGraw Donner / edited by Paul M Cobb Scripture and exegesis in early Imāmī-Shiism / by Meir M Bar-Asher Fatwa on terrorism and suicide bombings / Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri foreword by John L Esposito introduction by Joel S Hayward Inside Al-Qaeda and the Taliban :
Indian and Persian prosody and recitation / Hiroko Nagasaki ; English editing by Ronald I. Kim. Partition of India : why 1947? / edited by Kaushik Roy. Beyond crisis : re-evaluating Pakistan / editor, Naveeda Khan.
South Asia Pakistans freedom & Allama Mashriqi : statements, letters, chronology of Khaksar Tehrik (movement) period : Mashriqis birth to 1947 / edited & compiled by Nasim Yousaf. Indian and Persian prosody and recitation / Hiroko Nagasaki ; English editing by Ronald I. Kim. Changing homelands : Hindu politics and the partition of India / Neeti Nair. Cross-disciplinary perspectives on a contested Buddhist site : Bodhgaya jataka / [edited by]