Date(s) - 14/03/2014
Alliance Française de Delhi, Institut Français en Inde
The French Embassy in India
Writers, Etc. – Session 28
in conversation with
Friday, 14th March 2013, 6.30pm
M. L. Bhartia Auditorium, Alliance française de Delhi
Writers, Etc is our literary platform: a space where the written word gets primacy, where written ideas and their practitioners can interact with each other and the general public, coming together to ask pertinent questions and seek their answers: what role does literature play in contemporary societies? How do writers see their responsibilities vis-à-vis the public and, turning that over, how do we see writers? How has the written word adapted to its place among the growing pantheon of varied and addictive forms of cultural transmission? The aim is to encourage a discovery, unencumbered by genre, of all the written oeuvres, ranging from living legends to new and emerging talent.
For our twenty eighth session, we are very delighted to invite Vishwajyoti Ghosh in conversation with Indrajit Hazra.
VISHWAJYOTI GHOSH is a graphic novelist and has curated This Side, That Side, an anthology on Partition with graphic narratives from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh. Ghosh is also the author of the critically acclaimed graphic novel Delhi Calm and Times New Roman & Countrymen, a visual book of classified ads. His comics and cartoons are regularly published in India’s leading newspapers and journals. He lives and works in New Delhi.
INDRAJIT HAZRA is a writer and journalist. He is the author of the novels, The Burnt Forehead of Max Saul (Ravi Dayal Publisher, 2000), The Garden of Earthly Delights (IndiaInk, 2003) and The Bioscope Man (Penguin India, 2008), which have also been published in French translations. His first work of non-fiction, Grand Delusions: A Short History of Kolkata has been published by Aleph Book Company in 2013. His popular political and cultural column, Red Herring, appears in Hindustan Times every Sunday.
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