Layli Uddin

Layli Uddin is a project curator on the ‘Two Centuries of Indian Print’ project at the British Library. She is a social and intellectual historian of 19th and 20th century South Asia. Her interests are in Muslim societies in South Asia, particularly East Bengal and Assam, popular culture, working-class, anti-colonial and anti-imperial movements and the processes of decolonisation in the Global South.


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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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