From Kabul to Kolkata: Of Belonging, Memories and Identity

The Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London

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Event location:
School Of Oriental & African Studies, Thornhaugh Street Bloomsbury WC1H 0XG
When:Event passed!
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Sun 11th Nov 2018 to
Sat 15th Dec 2018

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Where:The Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Map:Map & Nearby
Times:Open: Tuesday - Saturday: 10:30 – 17:00 Late night Thursday until 20:00 Closed: Sundays, Mondays and Bank Holidays
Admission:Free Admission

About the event

A photography exhibition by Moska Najib and Nazes Afroz.

Afghans have travelled to India for centuries, but it was in 1892 that they were given a romantic, and lasting identity. This link was set into history when India’s most famous modern poet and one of its greatest cultural icons, Rabindranath Tagore, penned his short story about the Kabuliwala or man from Kabul.

Inspired by the story, Moska Najib and Nazes Afroz, two journalists cum photographers, embarked on a 3-year-long project to tell the story of a century of social transformations among the Afghan community in Kolkata. The two photographers have captured the stories of this secluded and little-known settlement in the present time through documentary photography.

Official Link: https://www.soas.ac.uk/gallery/kabul-to-kolkata/



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