Department of Persian, Lady Brabourne College in collaboration with the Institute of Indo-Persian Studies hosted a -Two Week Persian language and literature classes for the students in Kolkata from 6th July to 19th July 2017.
The objective of the course was to familiarize the students with Persian language which has been the medieval heritage of India and a living culture of Persian speaking world.
In this summer program, students attended Persian language, literature and culture sessions in an immersion setting seven days of the week.
On Sundays they visited as a part of the extracurricular programme provided by the summer school to the city’s Persian legacies, like Town Hall, and St John’s Church, where Persian inscriptions are engraved upon the structure. They recount the life and death of people like Willian Hamilton, the surgeon who served the Mughal emperor Farrukh Siyar in Delhi.
They were also taken to the cemetery they gathered next to Sir William Jones’s tomb and listened to their professor, who was explaining how Jones had served oriental city studies the during his short life.