In the Western world, India evokes an image of mysticism; a home of spirituality, the occult and, for some, the supernatural. But how did India come to enjoy this status of a proverbial land of magic, even in our modern world?
Join Dr Sugata Nandi, Assistant Professor of History at the West Bengal State University, on Wednesday 25 September as he delivers the culminating lecture of his Visiting Research Fellowship at Senate House Library.
Dr Nandi has utilised the Library’s extensive collection of memoirs, reports, books, illustrations and silent films created by European colonialists to understand how formerly anonymous Indian magicians convinced Westerners, even to this day, of their supernatural powers.
The Globalisation of Indian Magic
Visiting Research Fellowship Lecture 2019
Wednesday 25 September
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Senate Room, Senate House
FREE - book your place here