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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. 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.



The Mumbai Research Centre of the Asiatic Society of Mumbai has arranged a visit to the INS Angre Complex on Saturday, 9th July 2022 and also to the Naval Dockyard on Sunday, 17th July 2022. Both the visits are from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon and they are strictly arranged for the Members and staff of the Asiatic Society of Mumbai.
Those members who wish to attend these visits may please pay on the below link/s latest by 1st July 2022 in order to enable us to forward the names to the concerned authorities. Further please email a copy of your Aadhaar card to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

INS Angre: https://rzp.io/l/91Mdd48W

Naval Dockyard: https://rzp.io/l/t7w1oDDu

The charges are Rs.300/- per visit.

- Dr. Shehernaz Nalwalla, Chairperson Mumbai Research Centre

- Prof. Mangala Sirdeshpande, Officiating Hon. Secretary

Call for Applications for ASM-MRC Research Grants for 2022-2023
The Mumbai Research Centre of the Asiatic Society of Mumbai is pleased to announce the availability of research grants on any subject pertinent to the city of Mumbai, its metropolitan region and the erstwhile Bombay Presidency/State. The following grants will be available for qualified candidates:
1. 3 month grant of INR 5,000/-
2. 6 month grant of INR 10,000/-
3. 12 month grant of INR 25,000/-
The last date for receipt of signed grant applications, in physical form whether by post or in person is 30th June 2022. Successful applicants will be intimated by email by 31 July 2022.
Download the form from https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FnYfhW8VPePpfG0Nhhc4_oMxppdxOBie/view?usp=sharing and please read the rules carefully before applying. Improperly-filled forms will be disqualified.

The Literary Club of the Asiatic Society of Mumbai
invites you to a talk by Dr Aneesh Pradhan on “Instruments of Change: The Santoor and Pandit Shivkumar Sharma"in the Durbar Hall on Tuesday 28th June at 5 p.m.

The Literary Club of the Asiatic Society of Mumbai is pleased to invite you to a talk by Dr Aneesh Pradhan on “Instruments of Change: The Santoor and Pandit Shivkumar Sharma” on Tuesday 28th June at 5 p.m.
Across generations, practitioners and scholars of Hindustani music have debated on matters concerning purity and authenticity related to this musical tradition.  Despite efforts at various points of time to project this system of music as a monolithic and unchanging entity, path-breakers have been involved in experimentation that has led to the evolution of musical styles, genres, compositional forms and instruments.  Pandit Shivkumar Sharma’s journey to establish the santoor, a trapezoid-shaped instrument from Jammu and Kashmir, on the Hindustani music concert platform was an arduous one.  This talk is a tribute to the maestro, who has left behind a rich musical legacy.

Dr Aneesh Pradhan is one of India’s leading tabla players, he is a disciple of the illustrious tabla maestro Nikhil Ghosh from whom he inherited a rich and varied repertoire of traditional tabla solo compositions. An acclaimed soloist and accompanist, Dr Pradhan is the recipient of several prestigious awards. He regularly conducts lecture-demonstrations and workshops and participates in seminars at educational institutions in India and abroad.

Dr Pradhan has been awarded the prestigious silver medal by the Asiatic Society of Mumbai for his book titled “Hindustani Music in Colonial Bombay.”
We look forward to having you with us on this occasion.
Tea will be served at 4.30 p.m.

 - Meenal Kshirsagar, Vice President of the Society & Chairperson
- Prof. Mangala Sirdeshpande, Officiating Hon. Secretary Endowment Lectures Committee


A unique heritage walk on statues by Mr. Sandeep Dahisarkar, Indologist and Art Historian, deals with the tradition of memorial sculpture in the erstwhile Bombay city. This walk focuses on the Indian personalities immortalised in marble and bronze, remembered for their outstanding contribution towards shaping the island city. The walk also introduces the forgotten Indian Sculptors from the Bombay school of Art whose position was elevated as master artists in this colonial city.

22nd May 2022 at 5pm
Meeting point: Flora Fountain

Registration for members: https://rzp.io/l/StatueMem
Registration for non-members: https://rzp.io/l/StatueGen


Mumbai Research Centre
The Definitive Food Walk of Fort
The aim of this walk is to try and highlight how the identity of the Parsis, Gujaratis, Marwadis, Anglo-Indians, Sindhis, etc. is reflected in this locality through its food. It will trace the culinary evolution of the place from its oldest surviving eateries to the newer food joints. At the end it will also bring to light that how the culinary heritage of a city shapes its history and vice versa.

14th May 2022, 9-11am
Horniman Circle, Fort
with Riddhi Joshi

Registration link for members
Rs.300 https://rzp.io/l/LizzMem
Registration link for non-members
Rs.500 https://rzp.io/l/LizzGen

Book Launch – Voices of Dissent, Romaila Thapar
(Tuesday, 12th April at 6.30 p.m. Venue: Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai.






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