MUHAMMAD IQBAL

Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali in conversation with Professor Javed Majeed 

This is a South Asia Centre public discussion and is being organised in collaboration with Bloomsbury Pakistan.

Monday 27th February 2017

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Thai Theatre, NAB

Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali will be in conversation with Professor Javed Majeed on poet-laureate Muhammad Iqbal’s philosophy and thought.

Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali was the 106th Bishop of Rochester, for 15 years, until 1 September 2009. He is originally from Asia and was the first non-white Diocesan Bishop in the Church of England. He was appointed in 1994. Before that he was the General Secretary of CMS from 1989-1994 and prior to holding this position was Bishop of Raiwind in Pakistan.

Professor Javid Majeed joined King’s College London as Professor of English and Comparative Literature in January 2012, having taught at Queen Mary’s and SOAS, University of London. His publications include Muhammad Iqbal: Islam, Aesthetics and Postcolonialism (Routledge, 2008) and Autobiography, Travel and Postnational Identity. Nehru, Gandhi and Iqbal (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).He is currently writing a book on the Linguistic Survey of India, conducted by the colonial state under the supervision of Sir George Abraham Grierson (1851-1941) in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

This event is free and open to all.

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