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The Last Mughal: a GUFTUGU featuring William Dalrymple and Vidya Shah on the glory of the last Mughals

Performing Arts - Music | February 28 | 7-9 p.m. | Pauley Ballroom, 2nd floor, MLK Jr. Student Union Building (above the Cal Book Store)

2475 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

William Dalrymple, Author; Vidya Shah, Classical Musician

Institute for South Asia Studies, Asian Art Museum, Center for South Asia, Stanford, Department of English, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Department of History

Co-organized with the help of the Center for South Asia at Stanford and the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, this evocative evening features readings by author William Dalrymple from his book The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi, 1857, accompanied by the North Indian Hindustani vocals of Vidya Shah celebrating the sweet and poignant poetry and ghazals of the Mughal court

William Dalrymple
Scotland-born William Dalrymple wrote the highly-acclaimed bestseller In Xanadu when he was 22, lived in Delhi for six years since 1989 to research his second book, City of Djinns, which won the 1994 Thomas Cook Travel Book Award and the Sunday Times Young British Writer of the Year Award, and won the French Prix D’Astrolabe in 2005 for a collection of his writings about India, The Age of Kali. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Asiatic Society, and is the founder and co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival

Vidya Shah
Vidya Shah began with a training in Carnatic music and has then trained in Khayal Gayaki with Shubha Mudgal and Mujahid Hussain Khan and in Thumri with Shanti Hiranand. A prolific performer and composer, she is director of the performance project ‘Women on Record’ and a recipient of the Charles Wallace award.

Tickets: Tickets available HERE

$10: Students with ID
$20: General Open Seating
$100: VIP Priority seating, access to pre-event reception, and a chance to win a signed copy of William Dalrymple's book.

All VIP ticket holders will automatically be entered into a raffle and three lucky people will have a chance to win a signed copy of William Dalrymple's book. Winners will be announced at the event.

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Please note that parking in not always easily available in Berkeley. Take public transportation if possible or arrive early to secure your spot.

Event Cosponsors
SACHI, The Society for Art & Cultural Heritage of India
Center for Middle Easter Studies, UC Berkeley

 $10 Students with ID,  $20 General Open Seating,  $100 VIP Priority seating, access to pre-event reception, and a chance to win a signed copy of William Dalrymple's book.

Tickets go on sale February 1. Buy tickets online.