SOAS University of London

SOAS South Asia Institute

The Night of Balkh

THIS EVENT IS ARCHIVED
The Night of Balkh
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

CANCELLED

Date: 22 March 2020Time: 6:00 PM

Finishes: 22 March 2020Time: 11:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Khalili Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Celebration

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule this event for later this year. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Abstract

Referred to as the land of “One Thousands Cities” by the Greeks; “Mother of Cities” by the Arab/Turkic/Persian writers, the birthplace of “Nowrouz” and “Zoroaster” ; a distinctive "Khorassani city" and the birthplace of Rumi, Balkh in today’s Afghanistan represents a truly cosmopolitan and multicultural city. On the occasion of International Day of Nowrouz and the Iranian/Persian/Afghan/Kurdish New Year ( 21 March), We celebrate the Night of Balkh at SOAS on Sunday 22 March (18:00-22:00). The program includes academic presentations, cultural program, music and of course Afghan/Balkhi cuisines.

Organiser: In association with Sussex Asia Centre and Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies

Contact email: ssai@soas.ac.uk

Contact Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4390