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Upcoming TAASA Events

Sacred Love: The Gitgovinda of Jayadeva

Mon, Aug 2, 2021

The 12th century Indian Gitagovinda (Song to God) is an extended poem celebrating the love between Radha and Krishna

 Sister Ships: Three 12th century Shipwrecks in Southeast Asia

Tue, Aug 10, 2021

Hear about the recent discovery of two lashed- lug shipwrecks, the Lingga and the Flying Fish which sank towards the end of the Northern Song dynasty (960-1127 CE) while transporting Chinese ceramics and ironware to the Southeast Asian market. 

The Shahnama (Book of Kings)

Mon, Sep 6, 2021

The Shahnama (Book of Kings) is an epic poem composed in Persian by the poet Firdausi in the early 11th century and ranks among the most widely copied and circulated literary works in the Persianate world.