Lectures & Events


Recorded Events

London, 22 February 2024, Royal Asiatic Society “The Art of a Corporation: The East India Company as Patron and Collector”. My book launch lecture! 

London/Edinburgh, 30 June 2023, 3pm BST - "Robert Clive in British Portraiture”. This recorded talk traces the history of representations of Robert Clive, one 

 British history’s most controversial figures. It is based on parts of my book, The Art of a Corporationhttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/robert-clive-in-british-portraiture-tickets-646669103697

London, 15 December 2021, Royal Asiatic Society - “The Story Tellers of Mysore: TIpu Sultan’s female entourage under East India Company rule.” This lecture is based on my article of the same title that was published in the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society (31.4, 2021).


Recent Events

London, 21 September 2023 - I gave a lunch time talk at the the Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office about East India Company statuary inside the old India Office building. 

Turin, July 26-29, 2023 - I took part in the 27th European Conference on South Asian Studies, at the University of Turin, Italy. Along with Radha Kapuria (Durham) and Shweta Sachdeva Jha (U of Delhi), I convened a session titled “The Travelling Female Performer: Mobility and Agency in and beyond South Asia, c.1760-1940.” I also presented a paper on Buddhist sculpture in the British Museum from Amaravati in a panel titled “South Asian Collections in European Museums”.

London, 15 May 2023 - I discussed my research on the women of Tipu Sultan’s court at the  South Asia Archive & Library Group’s Annual General Meeting, at the Royal Asiatic Society. 

Kolkata, 9 February 2023 - While in Kolkata I delivered a lecture at the Victoria Memoral Hall titled “Robert Clive in British Art”. 


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