Thursday, January 27, 2011

Events

1. Book Discussion : Orhan Pamuk

Via India Habitat Centre
27th January
Time - 07:00 pm
TALK - Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk speaks on his new book The Naïve And Sentimental Novelist.
Limited passes available at the Programme desk from Jan.15 onwards.


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2. Book Discussion with Richard Ford

Via American Center's newsletter
American Center invites you for a discussion with Pulitzer-Prize winning novelist Richard Ford on
"Extra-Literary Influences: The Things That Help, The Things That Hurt"

Friday, January 28, 2011
3:00 p.m.

The American Center
24 Kasturba Gandhi Marg
Connaught Place, New Delhi 110001
Richard Ford (born February 16, 1944) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist and short story writer. His best-known works are the novel The Sportswriter and its sequels, Independence Day and The Lay of
the Land, and the short story collection Rock Springs, which contains several widely anthologized stories. His novel Independence Day was the first ever to win both the Pulitzer Prize and the Pen/Faulkner Award and had just about every critic in America breathing words like "mastery," "genius" and "tour de force."

*Please carry a photo identity card with you to enter the American Center.
*Mobile phones and laptops are allowed in the American Center. However, photography through mobile phones is prohibited.

To confirm participation, please contact 2347-2289/2232


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3. Cultures of Peace : Festival of the Northeast
Zubaan presents Cultures Of Peace: A Festival Of The Northeast. Writers and poets from Assam, Sikkim, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura and Meghalaya, reflect upon the complexity, diversity, richness and poignancy of the region.
Venue: India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi
Gulmohar Hall & Amphitheatre

Dates: 28 and 29 January 2011

You can download the entire schedule here.


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4. Bhimayana: Experiences of Untouchability (via Chintan Girish Modi)
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Panel Discussion
29 January '11 / 06:30 pm

Bhimayana: Experiences of Untouchability is a distinctive graphic biography of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar. In Bhimayana, Ambedkar’s experiences of growing up untouchable and being routinely discriminated against—in school at the age of 10, in Baroda after his return from Columbia University, and while travelling—are reconstructed in a magical way by Pardhan Gond artists Durgabai Vyam and Subahsh Vyam. Experiences similar to Ambedkar’s, that continue to haunt a majority of India’s 170 million Dalits, are interwoven with Ambedkar’s story. Urmila Pawar, Ranjit Hoskote, and Jerry Pinto will be in conversation with the artists of Bhimayana, Durgabai Vyam and Subhash Vyam, and co-writer and publisher of the book, S. Anand.

Urmila Pawar is a well-known Marathi short story writer and author of the autobiography Aaydan (2004), translated into English and published as The Weave of My Life: A Dalit Woman’s Memoirs.

Ranjit Hoskote has published four volumes of poetry and is a renowned curator and art critic.

Jerry Pinto is a journalist, poet and critic.

Durgabai Vyam and Subhash Vyam are Pardhan Gond artists belonging to the same clan as the legendary Jangarh Singh Shyam. The artist-couple lives in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. Bhimayana is their first graphic book and their first book together.

S. Anand is the publisher of Navayana and co-writer of Bhimayana. He was a journalist for ten years.

Venue:
Jnanapravaha
Queens Mansion, 3rd Floor,
G. talwatkar marg, Fort,
Mumbai - 400001
E-mail: to.jnanapravaha@gmail.com or info@jp-india.org

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5. Book Reading and Discussion

29th January
Time - 09:30 am
HABITAT CHILDREN’S BOOK FORUM - Meet Leila Seth, author of We The Children Of India: The Preamble To Our Constitution Pub. Puffin Books. Reading and discussion. Age group 9+

29th January
Time - 07:00 pm
TALK - Interaction with well-known author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. Collab: Penguin Books India


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6. TALK ON ART AND BOOKS

Via Devi Art Foundation

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Date : 29th January, 2011
Timing : 6 pm


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7. PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION AND BOOK LAUNCH

Via Tara Books
Saturday, January 29
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Location Max Mueller Bhavan/Goethe-Institut, 4 Rutland Gate, 5th Street, Chennai

The Flag: From Narrative Images to Political Vision

Contemplating the Indian tricolour in all its human moments of glory and poignancy, Tara's new photography book and exhibition features work by thirty outstanding press photographers from all over India.

6.30pm - Refreshments
7.00pm - Talk by S.V. Rajadurai, Tamil writer & civil rights activist

The exhibition will be displayed at Max Mueller Bhavan until 11th February, 10am - 6pm.

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