John Falconer

John Falconer was formerly Lead Curator of Visual Arts at the British Library. His duties included responsibility for the Library’s photographic collections, which are particularly strong on historical collections of India.  He has published widely on the subject of photography in Asia and has also curated photographic exhibitions in India, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, China and elsewhere. He is now an independent scholar and writer.


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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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