Image courtesy of Open Book Publishers Francesca Orsini- SOAS professor of Hindi and South Asian Literature has a recently published book out titled: Telling and Texts music, literature and performance In North India. Examining materials from early modern and contemporary North India and Pakistan, Tellings and Texts brings together seventeen first-rate papers on the relations between written and oral texts, their performance, and the musical traditions these performances have entailed.
This is a selection of titles (print and electronic) added to the Religions and Philosophy collections during March 2016. Click on the hyperlink to go through to the Library catalogue entry RELIGIONS Comparative and thematic Transforming the void: embryological discourse and reproductive imagery in East Asian religions / edited by Anna Andreeva and Dominic Steavu – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10010509 China, Japan, comparative religious studies, religion and gender, sex (religious aspects), embryology (religious
This is a selection of titles (print and electronic) added to the History collections during March 2016. Click on the hyperlink to go through to the Library catalogue entry Comparative and thematic Cosmopolitanism and the Middle Ages / edited by John M. Ganim and Shayne Aaron Legassie – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10012427 Europe, medieval history, cosmopolitanism, literature (medieval), cross-cultural influences The Red Sea: in search of lost space / Alexis Wick – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10012790
The College of the Church Missionary Society in Islington (London) – image via Wikimedia Commons (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:College_of_the_Church_Missionary_Society_-_Shepherd,_Metropolitan_Improvements_%281828%29,_p293.jpg) The new Church Missionary Society Periodicals collection from digital resource provider Adam Matthew allows library users to browse archives of publications from the Church Missionary Society (CMS), the Church of England Zenana Missionary Society and latterly the South American Missionary Society covering the whole scope of their missionary activity from 1804 to 2009 Founded in 1799,
To celebrate the launch of the Autumn issue of ArtReview Asia, there will be a screening of IN THE NAME OF GOD (1992), a feature film by Indian filmmaker Anand Patwardhan. Gaining Patwardhan international acclaim as well as controversy, the film traces the progressive rise of Hindu fundamentalism in India in the 1980s and 1990s, and the resulting wave of religious violence that spread throughout the country (read more here). This
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.
Art, Archaeology and Architecture Excavations at Kanaganahalli (Sannati), Taluk Chitapur, Dist. Gulbarga, Karnataka / K.P. Poonacha. The hermit’s hut : architecture and asceticism in India / Kazi K. Ashraf. Late temple architecture in India 15th to 19th centuries : continuities, revivals, appropriations, and innovations / George Michell. Nalanda : situating the great monastery / Frederick M. Asher. No touching, no spitting, no praying : the museum in South Asia /
Image courtesy of Amazon.co.uk SOAS Library has now acquired this new multi volume set regarded as a ‘mini library’ centering on contemporary Bollywood. Edited by our very own Bollywood specialist, Rachel Dwyer it is a one stop resource about the progress of Indian cinema, with an emphasis on Hindi film from Bombay. Contemporary periods chart the success of several genres including, the silent era, the studio period and the ‘Golden
Image courtesy of indiainlondon.com SOAS are delighted to announce that the West Bengal Government has generously offered the SOAS South Asia Insitutue (SSAI) some scholarships for Bengali Studies. The Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, will be visiting London next week and we will be holding a short ceremony in her presence at the Tagore statue in Gordon Square at 5.30 on Tuesday 28 July.
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