India has a vast treasury of literature both in English and other Indian languages as well as translations. The India/UK Together, Season of Culture programme recognises and celebrates this valuable contribution in order to strengthen the ties between the two countries. The aim of this event is to recognise the contribution of authors to a shared heritage.
As part of the India/UK Together, Season of Culture we bring you an author meet and discussion at Kolkata with Geetanjali Shree, Anupama Raju and Lady Kishwar Desai in discussion with Dr Debanjan Chakrabarti, Director East and Northeast India, British Council. The discussion will focus on the place of Indian literature on the world stage today and the challenges involved in helping it reach globally.
This event is going to be live streamed on YouTube. Please register to join.
Through this event we aim to:
- build trust and a shared pride in the rich body of literature that connects the two countries
- develop the skills of teachers and teacher educators to use English literature effectively in the teaching and learning of English
- connect learners between the two countries through collaborative activities that builds interest and skills for future authors in English language
About the speakers
Geetanjali Shree is first Indian winner of International Booker Prize 2022 for Tomb of Sand translated from the Hindi original Ret Samadhi by Daisy Rockwell. Lady Kishwar Desai, is an author, playwright and a columnist. Her latest book is The Longest Kiss: The Life and Times of Devika Rani. Anupama Raju is a poet, literary journalist, communications professional and translator. She just published her book C: A Novel
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