January 15, 2010

Picture exhibition highlighting the harsh situation the Baloch people are enduring in Balochistan

Balochistan picture exhibition-Children of the black pearl
Ideellt -
den 30 januari 2010
14:00 - 17:00
Kulturcentrum in Hallonbergen Stockholm


Children of the black pearl is a picture exhibition highlighting the harsh situation the Baloch people are enduring in Balochistan. he event held in association with Helene E. and Studiefrämjandet in Sundbyberg.

Homayoon Mobaraki travelled to Balochistan a year ago and managed to photograph and film various sceneries and people of the region. In this exhibition pictures of people that he encountered on roads, in villages and cities along with magnificent pictures from the nature of Balochistan will be on display.

Professor Carina Jahani will give a presentation about the Baloch people and the
Balochi language.

Homayoon Mobaraki will give a presentation and background stories for certain pictures that need further explanation, along with a video that he has directed.

Monireh Sulemani M.Sc in
Political Science will give a presentation about the situation of the women in Balochistan, as well as the human rights situation in the region.

Seria Dadiar will present the speakers and briefly speak about the exhibition.

Arranged and produced by Homayoon Mobaraki and Topaak, in association with Studiefrämjandet in Sundbyberg.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT. I would like to express my gratitude to Helene, a wonderful friend and colleague who help and suppo rted me all t he way.


We kindly ask you to highlight this poster to your website and forward this e-mail to your contacts or any balochi groups or mailing list you are subscribed to. Your responsibility will be highly appreciated. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Professor Carina Jahani defended her doctoral dissertation in 1989 on ”Standardization and Orthography in the Balochi Language” and has since been very active in research on the language. She is one of the World’s leading experts in the field. She became Professor at the department in 2004, after the retirement of Bo Utas.

Two International Symposia focused on Balochistan have been held at the department, in 1997 and 2000, resulting in two books – ”Language in Society – Eight Sociolinguistic Essays on Balochi”, edited by Carina Jahani (Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, Studia Iranica Upsaliensia, 3, Uppsala 2000); and ”The Baloch and Their Neighbours: Ethnic and Linguistic Contact in Balochistan in Historical and Modern Times”, edited by Carina Jahani and Agnes Korn (published by Reichert, Wiesbaden 2003).

Carina Jahani

A third Int ernational Conference on Balochistan was arranged by the Iranian Languages division 18–21 August 2005. The theme for the 2005 conference was ”Pluralism in Balochistan”, and it wanted to highlight various aspects of plurality in presentday Balochistan (nowadays divided between Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan). Researchers presented papers on the conference with a focus on socioeconomic, religious, linguistic, literary and cultural plurality in Balochistan. The conference was jointly organised by Prof. Carina Jahani at the Iranian Studies Division; and Dr. Agnes Korn from Vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft, Universität Frankfurt, Germany. The conference was held in Ihresalen, Humanistiskt centrum, Uppsala. More information

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Homayoon Mobaraki or email

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