Writers, etc.: Indrajit Hazra in conversation with Arpita Das, 9 May 2013 [fr]
The Embassy of France in India, Institut français en Inde and
Alliance Française de Delhi present Writers, etc. with Indrajit Hazra
on Thursday, 9th May 2013
Writers, etc. is a cultural event jointly organised by the Book Office of the Embassy of France in India, Institut Français en Inde and the Alliance Française de Delhi. This monthly rendezvous is a platform for literature, a space where the written word gets primacy, where literary ideas and their practitioners can genuinely interact with each other and the general public.
Indrajit Hazra is a writer and journalist based in New Delhi. 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, which is scheduled for publication later this year. His popular political and cultural column, “Red Herring”, appears in Hindustan Times every Sunday.
Arpita Das owns an independent publishing house called YODA PRESS and an indie bookstore called YODAKIN, both in New Delhi. A SOAS alumnus, she was previously a Commissioning Editor for Oxford University Press India, and Editor and Deputy Acquisitions Editor for Sage Publications.