Mary Keating Das Lecture: The Story of Sohni in the Sufi Literatures of Pakistan

Monday, October 5

Time: 4 - 530pm

Location: Room 208 Knox Hall

606 West 122 Street

New York, NY 10027


Christopher Shackle

SOAS, University of London

Christopher Shackle is a retired Professor of Modern Languages of South Asia, Department of the Languages and Cultures of South Asia, and Professor, Department of Study of Religions, and head of the Urdu department at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He served as Head of the South Asia Department from 1983 to 1987 and as Pro-Director of SOAS from 1997 until 2003. Elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1990, he received the 2004 Award of the Royal Asiatic Society and was given Pakistan's highest award for the arts, the Sitara-i-Imtiaz, in 2005.  He has written many books, book chapters and journal articles.  His most recent book is Bullhe Shah: Sufi Lyrics, from the Murty Classical Library of India (2015).

This event is sponsored by the South Asia Institute, Columbia University.