Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to cancel this year’s Nowruz Dinner/Dance on 18th March 2017 by admin

Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to cancel this year’s Nowruz Dinner/Dance on 18th March 2017.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.

We look forward to you attending our next event on Thursday 25th May for the Twentieth Dasturji Dr Sohrabji H. Kutar Memorial Lecture at SOAS.

The Department of Religions and Philosophies

In association with The World Zoroastrian Organisation

Presents the Twentieth

Dastur Dr Sohrab Hormasji Kutar Memorial Lecture

to be given by

Professor Jesse S Palsetia

 University of Guelph, Canada 

on

“Parsi Traders and Travellers:

Global Zoroastrians in the Age of Empire”

Thursday, 25 May 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Khalili Lecture Theatre 

SOAS,Russell Square, London 

The lecture is followed by refreshments 

All are welcome

                                        

Jesse S. Palsetia is Associate Professor in the Department of History, University of Guelph, Canada. He is a historian of India, and British imperialism, with specialisation on the history of Bombay city, and the Parsis of India. He is the author of two books, The Parsis of India: Preservation of Identity in Bombay City (Leiden: Brill, 2001; reprint, New Delhi: Manohar, 2008) and Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy of Bombay: Partnership and Public Culture in Empire (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2015).

Abstract: The lecture will examine the spread of the Parsis traders and travellers the 18th to 19th century. It details the ability of an Indian community to utilise imperial mechanisms and contacts to benefit the identity of their minority.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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