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Transformed by Travel: Historical Journeys in High Asia on Monday, 12th March 2018

What :  Transformed by Travel: Historical Journeys in High Asia
Where :  India International Centre (Conf. Room-1)
When : Monday, 12th March, 2018, 6.00pm onwards

On behalf of the Oxford and Cambridge Society of India, The President, Oxford and Cambridge Society of India (OCSI) is delighted to invite you to the lecture by one of our member Mr. Ravi Bhoothalingam  at the India International Centre (Conf. Room-1) on Monday, March 12 at 1830.

Subject: “Transformed by Travel: Historical Journeys in High Asia”

Chair: Dr. Manosi Lahiri

Strong convictions or emotional attachments are rarely altered through logical argument. But intense experiences–such as travel in remote and forbiddingly enchanting terrain–can change mind-sets and even personality. The illustrated presentation shows how the journeys of Kumarajiva, Xuan Zang, Francis Younghusband and Nicholas Roerich in Tibet, Central Asia, Mongolia and India, transformed them and influenced their legacy for future generations. Can travel in today’s age similarly transform attitudes towards “the other”?

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