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How the Parsis Shaped Theatre in Colonial Bombay

Flops, frauds or community disapproval did not prove obstacles to the growth of the theatre enterprise. Elphinstone Circle in Bombay in the 1870s. Photo: Lee-Warner Collection/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA When one thinks of Horniman Circle – the ring of elegant old buildings in south Mumbai – today, several associations spring to mind: the glossy storefronts of Starbucks and Hermes – the temples of neoliberal globalism; men snoozing on the garden’s shaded benches – a respite from...
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Judaeo-Urdu Manuscript, Or.13287.

Ursula Sims-Williams at the British Library’s Asian and African studies blog posts about a unique manuscript: The British Library’s sole Judaeo-Urdu manuscript is a copy in Hebrew script of the well-known Urdu theatrical work, the Indar Sabha, written by Agha Sayyid Hasan ‘Amanat,’ a poet at the court of Vajid Ali Shah of Awadh. Our manuscript seems to have been created in the early 20th century, perhaps by a member of the Baghdadi Jewish community of India. Originating in the Arabic-speaking re...
Tags: India, Uncategorized, Linguistics, British Library, Bombay, Urdu, Ganga, Ursula Sims Williams, Judaeo Urdu, Indar Sabha, Agha Sayyid Hasan ` Amanat, Vajid Ali Shah, India Calcutta, Baghdadi Jewish, Judeo Urdu