Speaker Saloumeh Gholami Research fellow at Goethe University of Frankfurt Speciality is Iranian linguistics (Bactrian Grammar). She’s going to speak on the endangered Zoroastrian dialects of Kerman.
We’ve convened a Guft-e-Guh for the Cambridge coloured community. A very interesting story was relayed. One of the kids is from a very middle class Hindu (cobbler) neighbourhood in Patiala (Sikh city). They mentioned the fear that the Hindus felt when they saw men in Muslim costumes walk through the neighbourhood (Patiala is of course […]
Review from Major Amin. NASIM ZEHRAS TOO LATE AFTER THE EVENT KARGIL BOOK ANALYSED Agha H Amin My first issue with this book is that analysis delayed is analysis lost and Nasim Zehra is guilty of publishing this analysis some 20 years late. Before that she was in the good books of many culprits […]
In the last podcast I was struggling with pronouncing the name, Jahanara. The first is a Pakistani friend: The second is an Iranian friend: How Jahanara pronounces her name: My pronunciation is in between the first two. There is some overlap between Persian and Pakistani (Indo-Persian) names of course. So I usually pronounce the name […]
Recently, after my speech at the Leicester Vichar Manthan on how a truly Dharmic society promotes the idea of unity in diversity, a Bangladeshi friend was surprised when I said I have had a lot of close Muslim friends since my childhood. The latter was probably a direct questioning of the former (and of someone […]
We are doing a podcast with Prof. Devji right now. He’s a Professor of Indian Studies at Oxford and head of the Asian Studies. Really lovely and dense; will be released in June. Professor Devji’s knowledge is really impressive.. Kushal and I had a *friendly* shouting match (we get on quite well actually) because I […]
There was a comment below which I am now reflecting on…that this “This blog pertains to South Asians.” The comment was sincerely made, and I take no deep issue with it. Rather, I wonder what the purview of pertaining to South Asians is for each of us. Do we all see the same sky above […]
Thanks to everyone who is a patron on the Browncast. I’ll be posting a few more in there today (or very early tomorrow). We won’t be posting anything in public until June 1st. Our podcasts tend to go longer, rather than shorter. Perhaps it’s a brown thing? In any case, regular podcasts of 1+ hours […]