[In]Writing session with Ananda Devi

Date(s) - 24/01/2023
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


You are cordially invited for an [IN]Writing with Ananda Devi (Author), session moderated by professor Vijayalakshmi Rao.

Date: 24th January 2023

Time: 6:30 pm

Venue: ML Bhartia Auditorium, Alliance Française de Delhi, 72, KK Birla Lane, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi -110003

Entry by Registration | Open to all | Limited seats

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About Ananda Devi

Ananda Devi is a novelist and scholar born in Trois-Boutiques, Mauritius in 1957. She has lived in Ferney-Voltaire, France (near Geneva) since 1989, after having spent some years in Congo-Brazzaville. As an ethnologist–she holds a doctorate in social anthropology from the University of London–and a translator, Devi is sensitive to the interconnection between identites and languages. Choosing to write in French, her novels and short stories also incorporate Creole and Hindi. Her incisive, lyrical and shrewd style offers the French language new cultural and linguistic scope linked to her native island.

Ananda Devi has published eleven novels as well as short stories and poetry, and was featured at the PEN World Voices Festival in New York in 2015. She has won multiple literary awards, including the Prix du Rayonnement de la langue et de la littérature françaises (2014), the Prix Mokanda (2012), the Prix Louis-Guilloux (2010), and the Prix RFO du livre (2006). Devi was made a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government in 2010.

About Prof. Vijayalakshmi Rao

Vijaya Rao is Professor at the Centre for French & Francophone Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her teaching and research focus on Literature of the Indian Ocean, Quebec Literature and Representation of India in French & Francophone literature. Her major publications include Ecriture indienne d’expression française (2008) and Reaching the Great Moghul: Francophone Travel Writing on India of the 17th & 18th centuries (ed. 2012). She was conferred the Médaille du 50e anniversaire du Ministère des relations internationales et de la Francophonie of the Government of Quebec for her contribution to the development of Quebec Studies in February 2018