The Mughal Empire and the Mughal Album


The Mughal Empire and the Mughal Album

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 Thursday 7 March 2024

 1–2pm (GMT)

 At the Weston Library
Online via Zoom

  Free event and open to all, booking required

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About the event

We have a wonderful partnership speaking to the Friends of the Bodleian in March.

Nandini Das, the winner of this year’s British Academy Book Prize, will speak about her latest publication, Courting India. This covers the period of the Mughal Empire, and will be partnered with the newly conserved, beautiful Mughal Album, acquired by the Bodleian in 1834.

Curator Alasdair Watson and conservator Julia Bearman will team up with Nandini Das to offer the Friends an opportunity to see the album and hear Nandini speak about this rich period of history.


Nandini Das is Professor of Early Modern Literature and Culture and Tutorial Fellow at Exeter College, University of Oxford.

Alasdair Watson is a Khalili Research Centre Research Associate and Bahari Curator of Persian Collections at the Bodleian Library. 

Booking information

The event is free and open to all but booking is required. This event is available to attend in person at the Weston Library or online via Zoom. 

Book now – in person

Book now – online

When you have booked your place, the ticketing system will send you an automated confirmation.

If you have booked to attend online, you will receive a link to the Zoom webinar in the week before the event.

Friends of the Bodleian

This talk is supported by the Friends of the Bodleian. To enjoy closer access to the Bodleian, including exclusive events and priority access to online content, join the Friends today.

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Sir Victor Blank Lecture Theatre, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

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The Weston Library is wheelchair accessible.

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