Writers, etc.: Omair Ahmad in conversation with Sam Miller, 11 October 2013 [fr]
The Embassy of France in India, Institut Français en Inde and Alliance Française de Delhi have the pleasure of hosting the 24th session of “Writers, etc.” with Indian author and political historian Omair Ahmad in conversation with journalist Sam Miller.
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.
Omair Ahmad is the author of a set of books, the most recent of which is The Kingdom at the Centre of the World: Journeys into Bhutan, a work of political history. His last novel, Jimmy the Terrorist, was shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize, and was the Winner of the Crossword Award for Fiction. Omair Ahmad grew up in India and Saudi Arabia. He did his Master’s in Politics (International Studies) at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, and a second Master’s in International Relations from the Maxwell School, Syracuse University. He currently works with the South Asia office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, managing their human rights, rule of law and conflict resolution projects.
Sam Miller was born and brought up in London and became the BBC’s Delhi correspondent in the early 1990s. He then returned to London and became Managing Editor, South Asia for the BBC World Service. He has also worked as a reporter in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, the Balkans and Northern Ireland. Sam was posted back to Delhi in 2002, and has remained here ever since. He was until recently the Country Director for BBC Media Action, the BBC’s international development arm. His first book, Delhi: Adventures in a Megacity was published in 2009. Blue Guide India - part of the Blue Guide travel series - was published in 2011. His next book - A Strange Kind Of Paradise: India through Foreign Eyes will be published by Penguin India in February 2014.