Meet Kenizé Mourad in Bangalore
Launch of the English edition of Kenizé Mourad’s book "In the City of gold and Silver".
25th January 11am to 12 noon at St Joseph’s College, Langford Road, Shantinagar, Bangalore
Multiculturalism in modern secular society, relationships between majorities and minorities. Potential for interreligious harmony : Role of writers in these matters
25th January 6:30pm to 7:30pm at Fortune Select JP Cosmos
Book Launch : Kenizé Mourad in conversation with Shinie Anthony and Alexandra Drouver.
26th January 11am to 12:30pm at the Alliance Française de Bangalore
Meeting with students and teachers of the institution.
Born in Paris, Kenizé Mourad is the daughter of a Turkish princess and an Indian Raja. She studied sociology and psychology at Sorbonne before entering journalism. She has worked as a freelance for various newspapers including Ouest France, Les Nouvelles d’Alsace, Le Monde Diplomatique, and for radio programs at France Culture. But she made most of her career in Le Nouvel Observateur, from 1970 to 1983, covering the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent. Her first novel De la part de la princesse morte (Robert Laffont, 1987) won the Prix Anaïs Ségalas by the Académie française and the Prix des lectrices by Elle and has been translated into 34 languages. Other popular books by her include a novel Le Jardin de Badalpour (Fayard, 1998), a book on the Israeli- Palestinian question Le parfum de notre terre : Voix de Palestine et d’Israël (Robert Laffont, 2003) and Dans la ville d’or et d’argent (Robert Laffont, 2010). In 2012, the French government named her “Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres”. Recently, she became the Patron of ‘L’Inde des Livres’, an annual book fair organized in Paris by ‘Les Comptoirs de l’Inde’.
Shinie Antony is the author of the short story collections, Barefoot and Pregnant and Séance on a Sunday Afternoon and winner of the Commonwealth Prize for Short Story Writing, Asia Region, 2002.
Alexandra Dourver, after her studies in French Literature and Cinema in the University of Paris III, worked in a publishing house. She is currently the Course Director at the Alliance Française de Bangalore.