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“Treasures of the Indus: Pakistan Unveiled” Film Screening
September 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pmFree
Tuesday, September 26th || 5 – 6:30 p.m. || Maxwell Theatre
Dr Sona Datta is a curator, writer and broadcaster from London will be in Augusta for a film screening of her film Treasures of the Indus: Pakistan Unveiled at Augusta University’s Maxwell Theatre. Followed with a panel discussion with Dr. Datta, Prof. Matthew Buzzell and the Morris Eminent Scholar, Prof. Anila Agha
Pakistan is geographically, it is an important region of the world, which sometimes is maligned for political reasons. To encourage interaction/ integration, I think, it will be beneficial to bring a British South Asian scholar to AU who is able to show the value of the geographical region and encourage both understanding and participation of our local populations.
As an art historian and cultural collaborator, Dr. Datta was previously Head of South Asian art at the Peabody Essex Museum in Massachusetts where she extended the museum’s world-renowned 20th C modernist photography and painting collections to include the best contemporary art referencing all of South Asia. Dr. Datta graduated from King’s College, Cambridge University where she was awarded the Rylands Prize for Excellence in the History of Art and the James Prize for Creative Writing. Her new book is a radical re-vision of Indian art, which will reset the lens on the so-called ‘East’. She lives in London with her husband, two boys (and no dog). As a writer she is represented by David Godwin Associates