HONOURING JIM MASSELOS Jackie Menzies – TAASA Review June 2020


This article was originally found in the June 2020 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 29, Issue 2, Page 22).

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A part from being a Founding Member of TAASA, and serving on its Committee of Management and Publications Committee, Dr Jim Masselos has had a distinguished career as an internationally renowned specialist in the history of Indian nationalism, the history of Bombay and the history of early photography and popular art in India.

He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and the Asiatic Society of Mumbai ­ one of fewer than ten foreigners elected since 1947 to a society that traces its origins to 1804.

In 2019 a book published in London in his honour Bombay before Mumbai: Essays in honour of Jim Masselos, edited by Prasant Kidambi, Manjiri Kamat and Rachel Dwyer – had launches in London and Mumbai. In February this year, a two-day conference in his honour was convened at Sydney University by Professor Robert Aldrich and Dr Cindy McCreery of the Department of History, University of Sydney...