Naseem Khan Collection

The Naseem Khan Collection contains around 25 books relating to South Asian classical dance and to dance, art, aesthetics, and music from the Asian sub-continent. It also contains programmes from the conferences ‘New directions in Indian dance’ (Toronto, 1993) and ‘Navadisha’ (Birmingham, 2000).

About Naseem Khan

Naseem Khan has worked as a journalist, writer and editor, including theatre editor at Time Out magazine, editor for publishers Faber and Faber, and a regular contributor to the Guardian, Independent and New Statesman. She helped launch The Hustler, a newspaper for the black community in Notting Hill, London.

In addition, Naseem Khan has worked as a researcher and policy advisor, specialising in the subject of diversity innovation and social change. In 1976, at the request of the Arts Council of Great Britain, she produced a report The Arts Britain Ignores, which looked into cultural work in ethnic minority communities. She has worked with several international working parties, has contributed to and chaired conferences, and has given training courses in managing cultural diversity.

From 1987 to 1990 she was a Senior Associate with the consultancy Comedia, consulting on arts and cultural diversity. From the 1996 until 2003, she was the Head of Cultural Diversity Unit at Arts Council England. Since 2006, she has run her own company, Khan Consulting, again consulting on arts and cultural diversity. In 1993, Naseem Khan was recognised as one of the Women of the Decade in the Arts. She was awarded the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1999.

Using the Collection

This collection is still being catalogued.

This collection can be accessed by appointment only. Please email archives@roehampton.ac.uk to arrange an appointment.