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World’s oldest, illustrated Sanskrit manuscript launches India Unboxed film series

12 June 2017

What connects a head-hunter’s trophy, a meteorite, Hercules, a painting of a Hindu temple, an ornate desk, a brass instrument, a tin of tea (unopened), an exotic orchid, a gharial, stacks of home movies and 8,000 lines of Sanskrit manuscript?

Seventy years of Indian independence celebrated with summer exhibitions at the Fitzwilliam Museum

6 June 2017

Two exhibitions and a new book have launched the Fitzwilliam Museum's celebration of the 70th anniversary of Indian Independence. The displays celebrate Cambridge’s past and present links with Indian culture with examples from the Museum’s world-class holdings of coins and its rarely-seen collection of Indian miniature painting.

Opinion: How ‘frugal innovation’ can fight off inequality

19 April 2017

With inequalities set to get worse, it’s time to take radical action, says Jaideep Prabhu, Director of Centre for India & Global Business, Cambridge Judge Business School, writing for The Conversation. Could the answer lie in the ‘frugal revolution’ that is already under way? 

Another India exhibition gives voice to India’s most marginalised communities

8 March 2017

Hundreds of objects which tell the story of 100 million of India’s most marginalised citizens – its Indigenous and Adivasi people – are to go on display for the first time in a ground-breaking exhibition at Cambridge University’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA) from today.

Cambridge celebrates ‘long-standing and deep-rooted’ relationship with India

22 February 2017

Today, as part of UK-India Year of Culture 2017, the University of Cambridge launches a year-long celebration of its ties with India, which stretch back 150 years.

Cambridge and India

"For over 150 years, the University of Cambridge has had a close relationship with India based on academic partnership and lasting friendships. India matters to Cambridge. And there has never been a better time to engage with its culture, its knowledge, science and technology, its world-view and, above all, the talents of its people.”

Prof Sir Leszek Borysiewicz,
Vice-Chancellor

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