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The Lost Emperor: Aśoka, Orientalism and Indian Nationalism

Speaker: Mr Charles Allen

Series: Sir-William-Jones Public Lecture

Starts: 7 June 2012

Ashokmedallion

Ashokmedallion

Centre for the History of Religion in Asia

Sir-William-Jones Public Lecture

Thursday 7th June 2012, 6pm, followed by drinks reception.

Council Chamber, Main Building, Cardiff University

About the speaker:

Charles Allen is a narrative historian specialising in 19th century  
British India. He is the author of a number of acclaimed titles  
including ‘The Buddha and the Sahibs’ (2003), ‘God’s  
Terrorists’ (2007) and ‘Kipling Sahib’ (2008). In recent years  
his research has focussed largely on the 3rd century BCE Indian  
Emperor Aśoka and his “rediscovery” by 19th century orientalists.  
His latest book ‘Ashoka: The Search for India’s Lost Emperor’ has  
just been published.

This is event is FREE and open to everyone.

Numbers are limited, so please reserve your place by emailing AppletonN1@Cardiff.ac.uk

For further details please contact Dr Naomi Appleton on the above email address or by calling 029 2087 0122.

For more information about the Centre for the History of Religion in Asia click here link to CHRA homepage

Council Chamber, Main Building, Cardiff University

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Open To: Public