Nur Sobers-Khan

Nur Sobers-Khan is the Lead Curator for South Asia Collections at the British Library, London.  She is the principal investigator for the AHRC/Newton-Babha funded digitisation project, ‘Two Centuries of Indian Print 1713-1914,’ which aims to digitise the British Library’s early printed Bengali, Assamese and Sylheti collections and will be made freely available online. Before her current position, Dr Sobers-Khan worked as a curator at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar, where she curated the exhibition, ‘Building Our Collection: Mughal and Safavid Albums’ and co-curated, ‘Qajar Women: Images of Women in 19th-century Iran’. She was previously the Iran Heritage Curator for Persian manuscripts at the British Library, where she was engaged in creating a digital reference tool for their Persian manuscripts.

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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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