‘White Mughal’ William Fullerton of Rosemount

Scottish surgeon William Fullerton (d.1805) from Rosemount enlisted with the East India Company and served in Bengal and Bihar from 1744-66. Developing close ties with locals, including the historian Ghulam Husain Khan, he remained in the region after retiring. Although his impressive linguistic abilities brought him attention, Fullerton’s prominence stems from the fact that he was the sole European survivor of the attack by Nawab Mir Qasim of Bengal against the British at Patna in 1763!

More: http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/asian-and-african/2015/04/white-mughal-william-fullerton-of-rosemount.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+asian-and-african+%28Asia+and+Africa%29

Decorative Truck Art from Pakistan

Pakistani Truck Art

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Photograph by MARK RYCKAERT

On the roads of Pakistan you will find moving art on every road in the form of decorated trucks and vehicles. With dazzling colours, ornate detailing and magnificent trinkets, these moving art exhibits inject your daily commute with Pakistani culture and symbolism.

Please enjoy this small sample of decorated trucks from Pakistan. There are many more examples of this amazing style, the Sifter will definitely be doing a follow-up post!

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Photograph by AFRAZOV

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Photograph by IMRAN THE TREKKER (IMRAN SCHAH)

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Photograph by RAJA QAISER

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Photograph by BAPTISTE MARCEL

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Photograph via MISHARI MUQBIL

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Photograph by IMRAN THE TREKKER (IMRAN SCHAH)

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Photograph via FAISAL RAFIQ

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Photograph by SYED KAZMI

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Photograph by AHTISHAM78

TRUCK ART IN PAKISTAN


– Truck art and decorations can cost upwards of $5,000. A hefty price when you consider the average income is around $2,100
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EXHIBITION OF MINIATURES AT THE BOSNIAK INSTITUTE ‘Matrakci’s Cities’, Miniatures by Nasuh Matrakci – Apr 17, 2015 Exhibitionby Kenan Šurković, Art Historian

At the Bosniak Institute in Sarajevo, the audience had a chance to see the exhibition of miniatures by Nasuh Matrakci. The exhibition was organized by Yunus Emre Institute as a part of the event ‘Matrakci Nasuh in the Balkans’.

More: http://islamicartsmagazine.com/magazine/view/miniatures_by_nasuh_matrakci/

Five For Friday: Graphic Novels on Israel & Palestine.

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My love for graphic novels is like a plant in constant need of watering – I just can’t get enough. There’s a lot of great graphic novels from the Middle East, and about the Middle East, and they are as diverse as the area itself. This Friday, it’s five graphic novels – touching on and diving in – the complex issues of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

1. Footnotes In Gaza by Joe Sacco

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I love everything Joe Sacco does. His comics and his journalism are just a perfect match. In Footnotes in Gaza, he tries to dig up the truth about two bloody incidents that occured during the Suez Crisis. But this book is not just about the events that took place in Khan Younis and Rafah – Sacco does great work portraying the exhaustion of the people, slow killing through the decades of the conflict, disrupted reality, broken lives and blurred…

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