Saturday, 6 October 2018 -
10:30am to 12:30pm


Literary prizes form a fascinating interface between literature and society. Established in 1968, the Booker Prize has rapidly become one of the most prestigious and glamorous literary prizes in the English speaking world. Unlike the Nobel Prize, the Booker focuses on a particular novel rather than on a particular author. It seeks to confer literary recognition on novels that are winners and attend to the novel as a form and medium for new voices, styles and cultures. The Man Booker Prize expresses a postcolonial response and the prominence of India in its brief history is unquestionable. Along with foreign authors, Indian writers have successfully created a niche of their own in English, leaving an indelible mark on the global scene. However, a closer critical study reveals that there is a distinct difference in writing styles of Indian and Foreign authors. 

This highly interactive workshop attempts to unravel these subtle differences in writing styles by comparison of two great authors, Arundhati Roy (God of Small Things)of Indian origin and Paul Beatty an American satirist(The Sellout).

Workshop objectives

  • Summary discussion and review – God of Small Things.
  • Summary discussion and review – The Sellout
  • Difference in the approach and writing styles reflecting the variations in culture, dreams and aspirations.
  • Identifying the differences in writing styles with respect to language, discussion on taboos and societal issues.

Training Methodology

  • Summary discussion and book review.
  • Reflecting upon and sharing the differences in approach and writing styles
  • Pair work and group discussions

Who Should Attend

The workshop is open to all book and language lovers who read beyond the story and enjoy perspectives different from their own to get a glimpse into the culture and societal landscape mirrored through the writing style of the authors. 


18 and above


Members: INR 700.00 per participants

Non-members: INR 1200.00 per participants

Online Registration

Members click here and non-members click here

Terms and Conditions

  • Non-refundable fee is payable in full prior to the commencement of session. Payments can be made either by cash or card at the British Council customers services desk. 
  • If obliged to cancel an event, the British Council reserves the right to do so without further liability, subject to the return of any fee already paid.
  • The schedule of the workshop is subject to change or gets cancelled.

How to Register

  • To register the participant / participants, all you need to do is to visit the Customer Services Desk at the British Council, submit the session fee and register a place for yourself. You can register online as well from the link given above
  • For further information about the registration process, call (+91 33) 40074341 or write to
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