Book review: Beyond the Rainbow

Murli Melwani, Beyond the Rainbow, Pune, Black-and-white Fountain, Pune, 2020, 232 pages.

Book review by Saaz Aggarwal

One of the most interesting aspects of the Sindhi diaspora are its many communities scattered in ports around the world, and this collection of fine short stories is an intimate glimpse into its realities by one of its members, Murli Melwani, professor at Sankerdev College, Shillong, Meghalaya (India). In the 1980s, political events in Shillong caused Murli to leave the home in which his family had settled after Partition. In his forties, he became a businessman, lived briefly in Hong Kong, then in Taiwan for twenty-five years, and eventually in 2005 moved to the US, where he now lives. Continue reading Book review: Beyond the Rainbow

Princes et vagabonds (Princes and wanderers) An ethnographic film on the manghaniyars of Rajasthan (Jaisalmer)

Histoire et anthropologie des sociétés musulmanes dans l’Asie du sud contemporaine

  • Michel Boivin,directeur de recherche au CNRS(TH)
  • Delphine Ortis, chargée de cours à l’INALCO
  • Fabrizio Speziale,directeur d’études à l’EHESS(TH)

3 mars 2021

10 : 00 am

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Princes et vagabonds, film ethnographique écrit et réalisé par Fabienne Le Houérou, CNRS-IREMAM Continue reading Princes et vagabonds (Princes and wanderers) An ethnographic film on the manghaniyars of Rajasthan (Jaisalmer)

The Indo-Persian Confluence

Symposium Four

“Indo-Persian Musical Confluences: From Tajikistan to Gujarat”

Sunday, February 21, 2021

10am PST, Zoom

This event brings together international scholars discussing Indo-Persian musical hybrids in four different musical traditions within current geographical borders of Afghanistan and Pakistan/Iran.

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