Writers, etc.: Rana Dasgupta in conversation with Chiki Sarkar, 13 May 2014

"Writers, etc." is a monthly literary platform jointly organised by the Book Office of the French Embassy in India and the Alliance Française de Delhi.

Writer's session 30: Rana Dasgupta in conversation with Chiki Sarkar
Rana Dasgupta © Nina Subin
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Writer's session 30: Rana Dasgupta in conversation with Chiki Sarkar
Rana Dasgupta in conversation with Chiki Sarkar

"Writers, etc." is usually our platform for books, a space where the written word gets primacy, where literary ideas and their practitioners can genuinely interact with each other and the general public, coming together to ask pertinent questions and seek their answers: what role does books play in contemporary societies? How do practitioners see their responsibilities vis-à-vis the public and, turning that over, how do we see them? How has literature adapted to its place among the growing pantheon of varied and addictive forms of cultural transmission? The aim is also to encourage audiences to discover new texts, to explore new genres and styles, and to think, quite simply, about writers, etc.

On Tuesday, 13th May 2014, 6.30 pm onwards at M. L. Bhartia Auditorium, Alliance Française de Delhi (72, Lodi Estate, New Delhi - 110003).

Biography - Rana Dasgupta
Rana Dasgupta was born in Canterbury and studied at Balliol College, Oxford and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After his studies he worked for an international marketing firm, which took him to London, Kuala Lumpur and then New York. In 2001, he moved to Delhi to write. Tokyo Cancelled, a cycle of contemporary folktales, appeared in 2005 and was shortlisted for the John Llewelyn Rhys Prize. Solo (2009) won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. Capital: a Portrait of Twenty-First-Century Delhi appeared earlier this year. The Guardian called it an ‘intense, lyrical, erudite and powerful book… Dasgupta has provided a welcome corrective to the reams of superficial travel writing describing the whimsical, the exotic, the booming or simply the poverty-stricken in India. His is a much more complex, darker story.’

Biography - Chiki Sarkar
Chiki Sarkar is the publisher of Penguin Random House India.

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