Title: “THE QUTB COMPLEX: IRAN AND SOUTH ASIA”

Day & Date: Saturday, 1ST March, 2019

No of Participants: 150

Resource Person(s): Prof. Catherine B. Asher

Venue: Kinnaird College For Women, Lahore.

Seminar Details: ORIC-Kinnaird College for Women had organized a one day seminar on “THE QUTB COMPLEX: IRAN AND SOUTH ASIA”.

The seminar was conducted by PROFESSOR Catherine B. Asher. She is a professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Minnesota. She has written extensively on Indian art and architecture since 1200 in a series of essays and books, but has been particularly interested in the Mughals and how they were perceived in the 19th through 21st centuries. Her essay “Multiple Memories: Lives of the Taj Mahal,” in Crossing Cultures: Conflict / Migration / Convergence, (2008) is a recent reflection of this interest. Her initial interest in this project derives from her book, Architecture of Mughal India (1992).

The seminar was attended by the Faculty members and the students from the History, Geography, Political Sciences, International Relations, Fine Arts and English Departments.

Delegates from Lahore College for Women and LUMS also attend the session. The participants admired the knowledge and the information regarding seminar was insightful and such events should be arranged.