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Release of ASM Journal Volume 91

We are happy to share with you that on 25th November 2023, on the occasion of the Foundation Day of the Asiatic, the Society has released Volume 91 of the ASM Journal. It has come to the Society's notice that some unscrupulous elements are collecting money for publishing papers in the Society's Journal and offering bogus certificates. The Asiatic Society does not collect money for publishing in its journal, nor does it guarantee publication, and neither does it issue any certificate. Authors must verify with the Society before submitting any papers, and papers will be published only after rigorous peer review and editing. The Society does not take responsibility for any payments made to third parties claiming to represent the Society, or for their papers appearing in a cloned/spam journal. Ours is a print-only journal. 


Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Mumbai and The Asiatic Society of Mumbai present
Tibet and the Indian Subcontinent in the Eyes of a 20th-century Italian Scholar
Book Presentation & Lecture by Prof. Giacomella Orofino
Join us for this book presentation and lecture:

Tibet and the Indian Subcontinent in the Eyes of a 20th-century Italian Scholar

By Prof. Giacomella Orofino University of Naples "L'Orientale"

A presentation of the book " Giuseppe Tucci: A biography" by Alice Crisanti

Thursday, 22nd February 2024 | 5.30 pm

Durbar Hall, The Asiatic Society of Mumbai
Refreshment at 5.00 p.m.

Prof. Giacomella Orofino is a full professor of Tibetan Language and Literature and Indo-Tibetan Civilizations and Religions at the University of Naples "L'Orientale." She is the president of the Center for Buddhist Studies at the Oriental University, founding member and president of the Italian Association of Tibetan, Himalayan, and Mongolian Studies (AISTHiM), and founding member of the Non-Governmental Organization ASIA onlus (Association of International Solidarity in Asia).

- Prof. Mangala Sirdeshpande,Hon. Secretary The Asiatic Society of Mumbai

The Mumbai Research Centre
‘Exploring Nature and History at Godrej’
Join us for a one-of-a-kind experience bringing nature and history together! This is a nature and history trail at Godrej & Boyce (Vikhroli, Mumbai), where you can discover the amazing biodiversity and heritage of Vikhroli Mangroves and Godrej Archives. This trail is a collaboration between Godrej & Boyce and The Mumbai Research Centre of The Asiatic Society of Mumbai, and it will help you appreciate and respect the natural and industrial heritage of Mumbai and motivate you to care for it. 

We will begin with a nature trail through the Vikhroli mangroves and end with a dive into corporate history with a tour of the Godrej Archives. 

The Vikhroli mangroves, the second largest green lung of Mumbai, are conserved and scientifically managed by the Godrej Group in Vikhroli. Situated on the Western bank of Thane Creek, it shelters 16+ mangrove and associated plant species, 13 crab species, 7 prawn species, 20 fish species, 76 butterfly species, 206 bird species and a few mammal species. The Mangroves tour includes a 1 hour walk through the Vikhroli mangroves with an expert who will show the participants around the different varieties of mangroves and other flora and fauna. 

Started in 2006, Godrej Archives aims at preserving 126 years of Godrej history and unfolding the company’s contribution to the industrial history of India through the 150000 and more records in the collection. These include manuscripts, photographs, audio-visual and printed material, oral histories and memorabilia items. Visitors will be taken through a permanent exhibition titled ‘Back to the Future’ that showcases Godrej history followed by a tour of different facilities at the archives including repositories, in-house Digitisation and Conservation Labs. This will acquaint them with the functions and programmes of an archive and the larger goal of historical preservation thus achieved.

Date:  24th February 2024 (Saturday)
Time: 07:15 AM to 12:00 NOON
Location: Godrej Creek Side Colony Gate, Vikhroli
Charges: ₹750 (Members ₹500)
Please Note that this event is sponsored by Godrej & Boyce. The above charges apply only for Bus Transport and ASM administrative charges.   Seats are limited – only 25 seats available.
For programme schedule and to register for this event, please visit our RazorPay payment links given below:
Member: https://rzp.io/l/godrejMembers
General: https://rzp.io/l/godrejGeneral 
Don't miss this unique opportunity to experience nature and history at Godrej!

- Prof. Mangala Sirdeshpande, Hon. Secretary         
- Dr. Shehernaz Nalwalla, Chairperson, Mumbai Research Centre

Joseph Baptista Garden, also known as Mazagaon Gardens, is a 1.5-acre park located in the Dockyard area of Mazagaon, South Mumbai. It was built on top of a water reservoir between 1880-1884, and is situated on Bhandarwada Hills, overlooking a couple of churches, an Agiary, and Gamdevi Temple. The park has a similar story to the popular Hanging Garden of Malabar Hill, and is home to several old trees, including Kailashpati, Jackfruits, Mango, and others, which tell the history of the place. It is a hidden gem that many people are unaware of, and it is a must-visit for anyone who loves nature and history.
 Tree walk with Renee Vyas
 Joseph Baptista Garden, Mazgaon
 Sunday, 04th February 2024
 8.00. am.
750 (Members 500)

Registration links :
 General: https://rzp.io/l/TreeReneeGen
 Member: https://rzp.io/l/TreeReneeMem
Please join the WhatsApp Group after successful registration. 
Prof. Mangala Sirdeshpande, Hon. Secretary          
Dr. Shehernaz Nalwalla, Chairperson, Mumbai Research Centre

The Asiatic Society of Mumbai (The Mumbai Research Centre)
Mumbai Fables 2nd talk in our Bombay Booked Series
Gyan Prakash In conversation with Simin Patel & Anurag Kashyap On Mumbai Fables 

The book, the movie and the people in between

Wednesday 10th January 2024, 5.30 p.m.

(Tea at 5 p.m.) in the Durbar Hall of the Society

- Prof. Mangala Sirdeshpande, Hon. Secretary
- Dr. Shehernaz Nalwalla, Chairperson, Mumbai Research Centre

The Asiatic Society of Mumbai

Asiatic Society of Mumbai participation in Tata Mumbai Marathon 2024

We are excited to announce that the Asiatic Society of Mumbai is now part of the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2024. Wait, don't stress, we are not asking you to run. We are asking you to pledge your support to the city's finest cultural and research space. To a library that for ages has supported students, researchers and those with a passion to read and learn. What do you need to do: Please click on the link https://www.unitedwaymumbai.org/ngo-1569. Spend two minutes reading about our vision, and how donations will be used. And then donate generously. You can also help us by sharing this post, and by sharing the link as well, and encouraging friends and family to support us.

- Prof. Mangala Sirdeshpande, Hon. Secretary

The Mumbai Research Centre of The Asiatic Society of Mumbai, in collaboration with the Directorate of Archaeology and Museums (Maharashtra), invites you to an engaging talk on Pandit Bhagwanlal Indraji.
Prof. Dr. Rupali Mokashi will delve into the life and legacy of this remarkable scholar, while Prof. Dr. Suraj Pandit will preside over the session.

Join us as we explore the rich tapestry of history woven by Pandit Bhagwanlal Indraji—a captivating journey through time and knowledge.

Event Details:
- Venue: The Durbar Hall, The Asiatic Society of Mumbai
- Date: 18th December 2023 (Monday)
- Time: Talk begins at 5:00 PM. Tea will be served at 4:30 PM.

About the Speaker:

Prof. Dr. Rupali Mokashi, a Senior Professor in History at R. K. Talreja College of Arts, Commerce, and Science, is acclaimed for her book "Shilaharas of Thane."

About the Chair : Prof. Dr. Suraj Pandit, Head of the Ancient Indian Culture and Buddhist Studies Department at Sathaye College, is renowned for his pioneering work on the history of the Kanheri Cave complex.





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