Philippa Vaughan

Philippa Vaughan is an art historian specialising in Islamic architecture and painting of the Indian Subcontinent. She curated the British Council’s flagship exhibition for the Golden Jubilee of Pakistan, is the Director Projects of The Calcutta Tercentenary Trust and has advised on the archaeology and conservation of heritage sites including the gardens at Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi. She was Director of the Royal Asiatic Society 1995-1998 and a Vice-President 1998-2001.


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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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