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An illustrated lecture on ‘The Last King in India’

November 7, 2016

Bangalore International Centre (A TERI Initiative) In association with Nandi Valley Walks (Heritage Walking Tour Company) is organizing An illustrated lecture on ‘The Last King in India’ (Life of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah of Awadh (1822-1887)
Dr. Rosie Llewellyn-Jones, M.B.E

Chair and Moderator
Prof. S Settar

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Nawab Wajid Ali Shah epitomises the decadent years of Lucknow before his kingdom was annexed by the British, which led, almost directly, to the Great Uprising of 1857. He has had a bad press, both from his fellow countrymen and particularly from the British. But how accurate were these impressions? This illustrated lecture will examine his life both in Lucknow, and in Calcutta, where he spent his last thirty years in recreating of his lost kingdom

About Dr. Rosie Llewellyn-Jones
Rosie Llewellyn-Jones studied Urdu and Hindi at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, for her first degree. Graduating with First Class Honours she then completed her PhD at the same School, with a study of the city of Lucknow. This was subsequently published as A Fatal Friendship: the Nawabs, the British and the City of Lucknow which has gone on to become a classic. It was the first work to examine Lucknow in modern times and has subsequently generated a huge amount of research on the city.

Several other books have followed including a biography of Major General Claude Martin, founder of La Martiniere Schools in India; a well-received account of the Great Uprising of 1857-58 using previously unknown sources and more recently a biography of Wajid Ali Shah, The Last King in India.

Rosie Llewellyn-Jones is also the editor of Chowkidar, the Journal of the British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia (BACSA) and was Honorary Secretary of the Association for ten years (2004 – 2014). She is the archivist at the Royal Society for Asian Affairs, London and is a Council Member of the Royal Asiatic Society, London. She visits India as frequently as possible and is guest lecturer for Martin Randall Travel on its ‘Bengal by River’ tours. She was an invited speaker at this year’s Jaipur Literature Festival.

In the New Years Honours List 2015, Dr Llewellyn-Jones was awarded an M.B.E. (Member of the British Empire) for her work with BACSA and for British Indian studies.

About Prof. S Settar
Dr. S. Settar, Emeritus Professor, NIAS has been conducting research in the fields of Indian archaeology, art-history, history of religions and philosophy as well as classical literature during the last four decades. Works under his personal authorship comprise four volumes on history of art, two on religion and philosophy, one on human civilisation and four on historiography. He has been Professor of History and Archaeology (1970-96), Director of the Institute of Indian Art History (1978-96) at Karnatak University, Dharwad, and Chairman, Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi, (1996-1999). He joined NIAS on 5th August 2002. His Most significant research contribution is Efforts to bridge the widening gap between linguistic and regional differences of community and culture.

Illustrated lecture on Friday | 11th November 2016 | 6.30 PM

Bangalore International Centre
TERI Complex,
4th Main, 2nd Cross,
Domlur II Stage,
Bangalore – 560 071

RSVP: 98865 99675

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