The Indo-Mongolian Society

The Indo-Mongolian Society was founded in 1990 in New York City. It is the aim of the Indo-Mongolian Society to introduce to the general public the rich history of Mongolia, Central Asia , the Mongol peoples, as well as related cultures. Since the name of Genghis Khan and the Mongols has evolved into legend mixed with fact and fancy, there has been little chance for the lay person to learn about the modern scholars research and findings in the field of Mongol and Central Asian Studies. The scholars themselves work in relative obscurity with precious little interaction with the general public. Since many scholars are highly specialized and their work too technical for the general public, it has been a challenge to find the middle ground for our lecture series.

The Indo-Mongolian Society has met this challenge by finding speakers who include historians, travellers, and archaeologists that have illuminated the interaction of the Mongol peoples and various sedentary cultures, as well as area specialists who have articulated the changes in Mongolia and Central Asia in the present post-Soviet reality. Our speakers and lecture titles have included some of the following:

Other speakers have held lectures about various Central Asian countries including Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan etc.

The Indo-Mongolian Society's lecture series is co-sponsored by New York University's Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, and our meetings are held there generally six times a year.

The Indo-Mongolian Society can be contacted by writing to P.O. Box 1119, L.I.C., N.Y. 11101

We do plan to issue a newsletter soon, those interested may write to the above address for information.