ZEE JLF at The British Library 2018 Speaker Christopher Shackle

Christopher Shackle

Christopher Shackle retired from SOAS in 2007 as Emeritus Professor of the Modern Languages of South Asia. His publications reflect his wide interests in the languages, literatures, and religions of South Asia, particularly in Urdu, Punjabi, and other languages of Pakistan

and north-west India, and in Sikhism and Sufism. Besides his translations of Bulleh Shah and Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai for the Murty Classical Library, his earlier translations of the Siraiki poems of Khwaja Ghulam Farid are soon to be reissued by Beacon Books, Manchester.

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A two-day taster of ‘the greatest literary show on Earth’
09 & 10 June
A packed programme of talks and performances animate four venues at the Library, celebrating South Asia’s literary heritage, oral and performing arts, books and ideas. Speakers confirmed so far include William Dalrymple, Meghnad Desai, Paulo Lemos Horta, Suki Kim, Ashis Ray, Suhel Seth, Preti Taneja and Shashi Tharoor.
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