Saturday, 22 July 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

British Council and Toto Funds the Arts are pleased to invite you to ‘The Sensibility of Jane Austen’ - marking the 200th death anniversary of the Mistress of Irony.

The programme will begin on reading of excerpts from Austen's novels by actors Lekha Naidu and Nakul Bhalla and a panel discussion between Cheriyan Alexander and Poorna Swami moderated by C.K. Meena thus unpacking the life and times of this much-loved writer, her panoply of characters, and the continuing relevance of her work to our part of the world.

Dr Cheriyan Alexander, who has been teaching English at St. Joseph's College, Bangalore for over three decades, is currently Head of the Department of English at SJC.

Poorna Swami is a writer and dancer who has been Editor-at-Large of the online literary quarterly Asymptote since 2015.

C.K. Meena, novelist/journalist, wishes that Austen’s novels and other unabridged classics weren’t foisted on her during her adolescence because they make so much more sense when read at a later age.

Date: Saturday 22 July 2017 

Time: 6.30 p.m. onwards

Venue: The British Council, Bengaluru

Please RSVP to For further information call us at 0120-4569000 / 6684353.



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