HONOURING JIM MASSELOS Jackie Menzies – TAASA Review June 2020
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...