Writing the Mughal Empire: The Memoirs of Babur

Writing the Mughal Empire: The Memoirs of Babur

The British Library is hosting a lecture on the Baburnama, rare manuscripts that help question the one-sided cultural exchange between Europe and Islamic worlds. The Baburnama are the memoirs of Zahiruddin Muhammad Babur, founder of the Mughal Empire in India. The lecture will challenge the Eurocentric perspective on the memoirs and examine their function as a … Continue reading

SAARC Conference on Buddhist Cultural Trails

A conference on “Buddhist Cultural Trails: Journey Through Time & Space, of Merchants, Monks & Pilgrims, Reconciliation of the South Asian Region with the Exchange of Information” will be organised in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 25-27 August 2017. Some of the aims of this conference and related future conferences and workshops are to understand links, … Continue reading

Miniatur-Geschichten: Indian Painting at Dresden

Miniatur-Geschichten: Indian Painting at Dresden

The book Miniatur-Geschichten: Die Sammlung indischer Malerei im Dresdner Kupferstich-Kabinett presents miniature stories of the most representative pieces of the Dresden inventory of Indian painting. The collection owned by the Dresden Copper Plate Cabinet, including in fact two barely known collections of Indian painting from the late 17th and early 18th centuries, forms the center of … Continue reading

Arundhati Roy: Fiction is a Way of Thinking

In a recent interview with The Hindu, world-renowned Indian author Arundhati Roy talks about being an outspoken writer and political activist, the negative repercussions this brings, and about writing her second novel The Ministry of Utmost Happiness.