Dr. James Onley, Director of Historical Research and Partnerships at the Qatar National Library, in conversation with Jaipur Bytes host Lakshya Datta. In this podcast-exclusive, James and Lakshya talk about the 4000+ years long history between India and the Gulf, how the dynamics between the two regions changed after 1947, and the work he and his team at QNL having been doing to archive this rich history.
Dr. Onley holds a D.Phil. in History from Oxford and specializes in the Gulf Arab states and their historical connections with India. He is the author of The Arabian Frontier of the British Raj, the founding editor of the Journal of Arabian Studies, and the curator of the exhibition Qatar, India and the Gulf currently on in the QNL plaza. James will be speaking at JLF Doha, which is happening at Qatar National Library this week from Dec 12 to Dec 14.