September 22, 2018

Kohinoor – The Light of the World

The Kohinoor diamond lives somewhere in the world between fantasy, mythology, science, conquest and violence. In this session, Navina Najat Haidar, Navtej Sarna and William Dalrymple, three historians who have strived to present a factually-accura...

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September 22, 2018

The Intelligence of Tradition

Speakers: Molly Emma Aitken, Navina Najat Haidar, and William Dalrymple The artistic traditions of Rajput and Mughal paintings were explored in the session called “The Intelligence of Tradition,” which featured esteemed art historians Navina Hai...

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September 22, 2018

The City of Many Tongues

Speakers: Alia Malek, Kayhan Irani, Ross Perlin, Ruchira Gupta, Kanishk Tharoor This panel discussion, moderated by Kanishk Tharoor, explored the themes of language acquisition and language loss in New York City. Tharoor started the session by con...

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September 22, 2018

Medical Narratives: The Pulse of the Story

Sanjoy K. Roy introduced cardiologist Sandeep Jauhar, whose most recent book is Heart: A History. Heart tells the story of his own family’s history of heart disease; it also calls attention to the physicians whose research and experiments have led ...

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