P RO F IL E : J IM MA S S E LO S – TAASA Review March 2010


This article was originally found in the March 2010 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 19, Issue 1, Page 27).

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Pamela Gutman J im was one of TAASA’s founders, but this is only one of his many contributions to the study of Asian arts and cultures in Australia and beyond.

As an undergraduate in the 1950s he read Indian history with Marjorie Jacobs, herself instrumental in developing Asian studies at Sydney University.

Marjorie sought to teach India in its own terms, not as merely part of Commonwealth history as it had been previously taught, and Jim was to follow in her footsteps...