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Year of South Asia: Exhibits
Guide to support the A & S Passport program for Year of South Asia
PowerPoint exhibit of postcards from University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collection Research Center.
Miss Semple's Asian Tour
During the years of 1911 and 1912 Ellen Semple took a break from her lecturing and writing to tour the Asian countries of Japan, China, the Philippines, Indonesia (specifically Java) and India. She collected postcards from all of the countries except Indonesia where she took photographs as no postcards were available. As part of the Arts and Sciences Passport to the World Year of South Asia, University of Kentucky Libraries has mounted an exhibit of the postcards that Miss Semple collected during her trip through India. The exhibit illustrates her keen interest in how people and place cannot be separated. Her focus ranged from the monuments, to transportation, and to the people of the region and illustrates a strong interest in the connection between humans and the environment.
Virtual Exhibit -- Gandhi's India
PowerPoint of images of postcards housed in UK Libraries Special Collections Research Center from early 20th Century India. Descriptions by Jennifer RIchmond and Katie Smith. PowerPoint designed by Toni Greider.
List of sources used to describe the postcards in the exhibit.
South Asian Book Exhibit in Young Library
Modern South Asian History by Ian Talbot
Publication Date: 2016
Noted historian Ian Talbot has written a new history of modern South Asia that considers the Indian Subcontinent in regional rather than in solely national terms. A leading expert on the Partition of 1947, Talbot focuses here on the combined history of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh since 1757 and specifically on the impact of external influences on the local peoples and cultures. This text explores the region's colonial and postcolonial past, and the cultural and economic Indian reaction to the years of British authority, thus viewing the transformation of modern South Asia through the lens of a wider world.