Date: Thu, 2013/05/09 – 6:30pm
Alliance Française de Delhi, Institut Français en Inde
The French Embassy in India
Writers etc. – Session 21
in conversation with
9th May 2013 – 6.30pm
At 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-first session we invite Indrajit Hazra who’ll be in conversation with Arpita Das.
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 under the titles Max le Maudit, Le Jardin des Délices Terrestres, and Le Roi du Cinéma Muet by Le Cherche Midi. He is currently working on a novel and his first work of non-fiction, Grand Delusions: A Short History of Kolkata, is scheduled for publication later this year. His popular political and cultural column, Red Herring, appears in Hindustan Times every Sunday. He lives in New Delhi.
Arpita Das owns an independent publishing house called YODA PRESS and an indie bookstore called YODAKIN, both in New Delhi.