Author Meetings: Modern Society in Indian Literature

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Indian society is so diverse and complicated that literature is perhaps the best lens through which to grasp it. Prof. Dr. Idesbald Goddeeris (KU Leuven) will talk to a dozen famous Indian writers from several states and generations. With each discussion, he will elaborate on a particular aspect of contemporary Indian society that is central to their works. The conversations are preceded by an introduction to the author’s bio and oeuvre. Each roundtable discussion will be followed by a Q&A session and book signing.

Sanjukta Dasgupta: Transition

Thursday, October 31, 2013, 8 pm until 10 PM, venue Leuven / KUL, faculty of Arts / Justus Lipsiuszaal

A conversation with the Professor of English Literature at the University of Calcutta about family life, media, and other aspects of Indian society in transition.

C.S. Lakshmi : Women

Thursday, November 7th, 2013, 8 pm until 10 pm, venue Leuven / KUL, faculty of Arts / Justus Lipsiuszaal

A discussion with one of India’s best-known female writers and activists about the position of women in contemporary India.

Jeet Thayil: Bombay

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013, 8 pm until 10pm, venue Leuven / Bilbiotheek Leuven/Auditiorium Tweebronnen

A talk about the largest city in the world with one of the new talents in India’s literary scene.

Vikas Swarup: Jurisdiction

Thursday, November 21st, 2013,  8 pm until 10 pm, venue Leuven / Groep T /Campus Vesalius

A talk with the author of the book that inspired the blockbuster film Slumdog Millionaire about justice and corruption in India.

Manu Joseph: Youngsters

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013,8 pm ntil 10 pm,  venue Leuven / Bilbiotheek Leuven/Auditiorium Tweebronnen

A talk with one of India’s new young literary talents about youth in contemporary India.

Abha Dawesar: Youngsters

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013, 8pm until 10 pm,  venue Leuven / Bilbiotheek Leuven/Auditiorium Tweebronnen

A talk with one of India’s new young literary talents about youth in contemporary India.

Randhir Khare: Diversity

Thursday, November 28th, 2013, 8 pm unti 10 pm, venue Leuven / Groep T /Campus Vesalius

A conversation with a poet and novelist who lived in all of India’s metropolises and explored the country’s lesser known inhabitants in tribal areas.

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More info: https://ghum.kuleuven.be/ggs/projects/india_focus/europalia_lectures/overview/sanjukta-dasgupta

https://ghum.kuleuven.be/ggs/projects/india_focus/europalia_lectures/overview/sanjukta-dasgupta

http://ghum.kuleuven.be/ggs/projects/india_focus/europalia_lectures/registration

When:31 October, 2013 - 28 November, 2013
Focus Domain:Not in an IP focus domain
Event Type:Lecture / Presentation / Debate, Visit to India, Collaborations of UGent Faculty, Meeting / Roundtable, Conference / Congres / Symposium, Outreach programme, For Business, Workshop/Seminar/Training, Workshop/Seminar/Training

Contact Details: Prof. Idesbald Goddeeris - Idesbald.Goddeeris@arts.kuleuven.be

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