Beyond Borders: IIC-NFI Lecture Series

Venue Name: C.D. DESHMUKH AUDITORIUM
Start Date: 17 Jul 2017
End Date: 17 Jul 2017
Start Time: 18:30
Category Name : TALKS
Beyond Borders: IIC-NFI Lecture Series
Ancient Assam – Looking Back, Looking Forward
Speaker: Prof. Nayanjot Lahiri, Professor of History, Ashoka University, Sonepat, Haryana and recipient of the Infosys Prize in Humanities – Archaeology for 2013. Her most recent book Ashoka in Ancient India won the John F. Richards prize of the American Historical Association for the best book in South Asian History for 2015
Introduction: Dr. Monica Banerjee, Director NFI
Moderator: Kishalay Bhattacharjee, Associate Professor, O P Jindal Global University, Sonepat, Haryana
Nayanjot Lahiri began her research journey in Assam in the 1980s by looking at the epigraphs of ancient Assam. Published as Pre-Ahom Assam (1991), the book analyzed the physical and human landscapes immortalized in those epigraphs as also the links of Assam beyond the borders of the Brahmaputra valley. In this lecture, Lahiri returns to her research roots to offer some thoughts on ancient Assam, and about future research in that direction
(Collaboration: National Foundation for India)