Lectures & Events

Friday 30 June, 3pm BST - "Robert Clive in British Portraiture”. This free, on-line talk will trace the history of representations of Robert Clive, one of British history’s most controversial figures. I’ll look at paintings and sculptures made from 1760 up until the early 20th century. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/robert-clive-in-british-portraiture-tickets-646669103697

Turin, July 26-29, 2023 - I’m taking part in the 27th European Conference on South Asian Studies, at the University of Turin, Italy. 

Along with Radha Kapuria (Durham) and Shweta Sachdeva Jha (U of Delhi), I’ll be convening a session titled “The Travelling Female Performer: Mobility and Agency in and beyond South Asia, c.1760-1940.” 

I’ll also be presenting a paper on Buddhist sculpture from Amaravati in a panel titled “South Asian Collections in European Museums”.

Past Events

London, May 15 2023 - “Rediscovering the Women of Tipu Sultan’s Court”. I discussed how my research in colonial archives helped identify an important courtly community that history has overlooked. South Asia Archive & Library Group’s Annual General Meeting, Royal Asiatic Society. 

Kolkata, February 9 2023 - "Robert Clive in British Art”, Victoria Memorial Hall.  

London, December 2021 - Click here for a recording of a lecture I gave titled “The Story Tellers of Mysore: Tipu Sultan’s female entourage under East India Company Rule.” 


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