Author Meetings: Modern Society in Indian Literature

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.

organisation(s):

Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), europalia.india, India House Leuven, Leuven India Focus

location

Belgium

type (discipline):

Lecture / Presentation / Debate | Indian cultural activity in Belgium | Arts festival (All disciplines)

Contacts:

Prof. Idesbald Goddeeris
Idesbald.Goddeeris@arts.kuleuven.be

Thu, October 31st 2013

20:00 till 22:00 Sanjukta Dasgupta: Transition read more

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.

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

Registration

Venue

KUL, Faculty of Arts
room: Justus Lipsiuszaal
Blijde Inkomststraat 21, 8th floor
3000 Leuven
Belgium

Thu, November 7th 2013

20:00 till 22:00 C.S. Lakshmi : Women read more

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

More info: https://ghum.kuleuven.be/ggs/projects/india_focus/europalia_lectures/overview/c.s.-lakshmi

Registration

Venue

KUL, Faculty of Arts
room: Justus Lipsiuszaal
Blijde Inkomststraat 21, 8th floor
3000 Leuven
Belgium

Tue, November 19th 2013

20:00 till 22:00 Jeet Thayil: Bombay read more

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

More info: https://ghum.kuleuven.be/ggs/projects/india_focus/europalia_lectures/overview/jeet-thayil

Registration

Venue

Bibliotheek Leuven
room: Auditorium Tweebronnen
Rijschoolstraat 4-004
3000 Leuven
Belgium

Thu, November 21st 2013

20:00 till 22:00 Vikas Swarup: Jurisdiction read more

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

More info: https://ghum.kuleuven.be/ggs/projects/india_focus/europalia_lectures/overview/jeet-thayil

Registration

Venue

Groep T
room: Campus Vesalius
Andreas Vesaliusstraat 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium

Tue, November 26th 2013

20:00 till 22:00 Manu Joseph: Youngsters read more

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

More info: https://ghum.kuleuven.be/ggs/projects/india_focus/europalia_lectures/overview/jeet-thayil

Registration

Venue

Bibliotheek Leuven
room: Auditorium Tweebronnen
Rijschoolstraat 4-004
3000 Leuven
Belgium

Wed, November 27th 2013

20:00 till 22:00 Abha Dawesar: Youngsters read more

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

More info: https://ghum.kuleuven.be/ggs/projects/india_focus/europalia_lectures/overview/jeet-thayil

Registration

Venue

Bibliotheek Leuven
room: Auditorium Tweebronnen
Rijschoolstraat 4-004
3000 Leuven
Belgium

Thu, November 28th 2013

20:00 till 22:00 Randhir Khare: Diversity read more

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.

More info: https://ghum.kuleuven.be/ggs/projects/india_focus/europalia_lectures/overview/jeet-thayil

Registration

Venue

Groep T
room: Campus Vesalius
Andreas Vesaliusstraat 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium

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