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Robin Jeffrey


Robin Jeffrey



ROBIN JEFFREY

Graham Shaw is a Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London. He was formerly Head of the Asia, Pacific, and Africa Collections at the British Library. Among his many achievements are leading the ‘Collect Britain’ project, the British Library’s largest digitisation initiative at that time, and devising and directing the Endangered Archives Programme for its first five years. In 2010 Graham Shaw retired from the British Library, having been Head of the Library’s Asia, Pacific, and Africa Collections (APAC) for over twenty years. Trained as an Indologist, he graduated in Hindi and Sanskrit in 1969 from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (SOAS). For the past thirty years he has researched the history of printing and publishing in South Asia, from the 16th to the 20th centuries. His published works include Printing in Calcutta to 1800 and The South Asia and Burma Retrospective Bibliography (SABREB): Stage-1, 1556–1800.

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Author interview: a conversation on books, history, and India, with Graham Shaw


Jesse O’Neill


Jesse O’Neill



JESSE O’NEILL

Graham Shaw is a Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London. He was formerly Head of the Asia, Pacific, and Africa Collections at the British Library. Among his many achievements are leading the ‘Collect Britain’ project, the British Library’s largest digitisation initiative at that time, and devising and directing the Endangered Archives Programme for its first five years. In 2010 Graham Shaw retired from the British Library, having been Head of the Library’s Asia, Pacific, and Africa Collections (APAC) for over twenty years. Trained as an Indologist, he graduated in Hindi and Sanskrit in 1969 from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (SOAS). For the past thirty years he has researched the history of printing and publishing in South Asia, from the 16th to the 20th centuries. His published works include Printing in Calcutta to 1800 and The South Asia and Burma Retrospective Bibliography (SABREB): Stage-1, 1556–1800.

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Author interview: a conversation on books, history, and India, with Graham Shaw


Graham Shaw


Graham Shaw



GRAHAM SHAW

Graham Shaw is a Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London. He was formerly Head of the Asia, Pacific, and Africa Collections at the British Library. Among his many achievements are leading the ‘Collect Britain’ project, the British Library’s largest digitisation initiative at that time, and devising and directing the Endangered Archives Programme for its first five years.
In 2010 Graham Shaw retired from the British Library, having been Head of the Library’s Asia, Pacific, and Africa Collections (APAC) for over twenty years. Trained as an Indologist, he graduated in Hindi and Sanskrit in 1969 from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (SOAS). For the past thirty years he has researched the history of printing and publishing in South Asia, from the 16th to the 20th centuries. His published works include Printing in Calcutta to 1800 and The South Asia and Burma Retrospective Bibliography (SABREB): Stage-1, 1556–1800.

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Author interview: a conversation on books, history, and India, with Graham Shaw


Vaibhav Singh


Vaibhav Singh



VAIBHAV SINGH

Vaibhav Singh is an independent typographer, type designer, and the founding editor and publisher of Contextual Alternate. He gained a bachelor’s degree in Architecture (University of Pune) and a master’s in Visual Communication (Indistrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay). He was awarded the Felix scholarship in 2010 for his MA in Typeface Design, and again in 2013 for his PhD, both at the University of Reading, UK. He has worked as a typographer and exhibition designer in Mumbai, Delhi, and Panjim, and specialises in designing typefaces for Indian scripts.
Currently a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, his research focuses on design, technology, aspects of printing history and multilingual typography. For his research projects, he has been awarded fellowships and research grants from The Printing Historical Society UK, the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, and the Design History Society, London.

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Author interview: a conversation on books, history, and India, with Graham Shaw


AR-Chalapathy


AR-Chalapathy



A. R. VENKATACHALAPATHY

Graham Shaw is a Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London. He was formerly Head of the Asia, Pacific, and Africa Collections at the British Library. Among his many achievements are leading the ‘Collect Britain’ project, the British Library’s largest digitisation initiative at that time, and devising and directing the Endangered Archives Programme for its first five years. In 2010 Graham Shaw retired from the British Library, having been Head of the Library’s Asia, Pacific, and Africa Collections (APAC) for over twenty years. Trained as an Indologist, he graduated in Hindi and Sanskrit in 1969 from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (SOAS). For the past thirty years he has researched the history of printing and publishing in South Asia, from the 16th to the 20th centuries. His published works include Printing in Calcutta to 1800 and The South Asia and Burma Retrospective Bibliography (SABREB): Stage-1, 1556–1800.

ESSAYS BY THE AUTHOR


Author interview: a conversation on books, history, and India, with Graham Shaw