Katherine Schofield

Katherine Butler Schofield

Katherine Butler Schofield is a historian of music in Mughal India. Through stories about ill-fated courtesans, overweening maestros and captivated patrons she writes of sovereignty and selfhood, friendship and desire, sympathy and loss, and power, worldly and strange. Her latest book, with Imke Rajamani and Margrit Pernau, is Monsoon Feelings: A History of Emotions in the Rain.


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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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