Jurjen van der Tas

Jurjen van der Tas is Director of Partnerships and Development at the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and Deputy-Director of the Trust’s Historic Cities Programme, a position he has held since 2003. Between 1991 and 2002, he worked at Oxfam Novib, where he was responsible for local development initiatives in Central and South Asia. During the 1980s, he was engaged in agricultural development initiatives in India and Pakistan.


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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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