Pascal Dibie’s tour in India – Nicolas Bouvier and travel writing

Date(s) - 25/05/2016
6:00 pm

M L Bhartia Auditorium, Alliance Francaise de Delhi



In the framework of The Other Thought – French-Indian Encounters on Creativity and Innovation, powered by the French Institute in India, we have the immense pleasure in welcoming Pascal Dibie in India on the occasion of the publication of The Way of the World by Nicolas Bouvier (Yoda Press).

Three events on travel writing and Nicolas Bouvier are organized in collaboration with Alliance française de Delhi, Alliance française de Bombay and Alliance française de Pune:

25th May 2016
Venue: Alliance française de Delhi – Time: 6.00 pm

6.00 pm: Movie screening of Le Hibou et la Baleine by Sylvia Plattner, a documentary on Nicolas Bouvier (dur: 54 min).

7.30 pm: Book Launch of The Way of the World by Nicolas Bouvier, followed by a conversation between Pascal Dibie and Zeeshan Khan, author of Right to Passage: Travels through India, Pakistan and Iran.

27th May 2016 (event in French)
Venue: Cercle littéraire, Dinshaw Petit Library – Time: 5.00 pm

Book Launch of The Way of the World by Nicolas Bouvier followed by a conference by Pascal Dibie.

28th May 2016
Venue: IISER auditorium, Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pashan – Time: 6.30 pm

Book Launch of The Way of the World by Nicolas Bouvier, followed by a conference by Pascal Dibie.

On The Way of the World

In 1953, twenty-four year old Nicolas Bouvier and his artist friend Thierry Vernet set out to make their way overland from their native Geneva, through Anatolia and Afghanistan, to the Khyber Pass. They had a rattletrap Fiat and a little money, but above all they were equipped with the certainty that by hook or by crook they would reach their destination, and that there would be unanticipated adventures, curious companionship, and sudden illumination along the way. The Way of the World, which Bouvier fashioned over the course of many years from his journals, is an entrancing story of adventure, an extraordinary work of art, and a voyage of self-discovery on the order Robert M. Pirsig’s  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. As Bouvier writes, “you think you are making a trip, but soon it is making you – or unmaking – you.”