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Sultana’s Dream: Linocut Series by Chitra Ganesh

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

In a new acquisition by the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division, Chitra Ganesh, a visual artist based in Brooklyn, retells the Indian feminist utopian essay, “Sultana’s Dream” by Begum Rokeya Sakhawat, but in the style of a graphic novel through a series of 27 linocut prints.

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Highlighting the Treasures of the Naqvi Collection: A Typewritten Urdu Translation of Wajid ‘Ali Shah’s Reply to the Blue Book

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

This blog describes the provenance of a partial translation in Urdu of Wajid ‘Ali Shah’s protest against the annexation of his kingdom by the British Empire. Written by his great-grandson, the Urdu translation is a record of the Indian princely state ruler’s response to British accusations of corruption that enabled their annexation of his kingdom, Awadh.

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Announcing the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation’s (IPLC) Global Social Responses to Covid-19 Web Archive

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

This blog announces the release of the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation’s (IPLC) Global Social Responses to Covid-19 Web Archive, which features contributions from the Asian Division’s South Asian and Southeast Asian librarians. This web archive boasts of over 4,000 websites from over 80 countries, with captures and new sites added continuously.