Creation and Destruction, Art, Politics and the Worlds of Islam

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Molly Crabapple in conversation with William Dalrymple ‘My father always told me to question authority and be interesting,’ states artist and author Molly Crabapple during her conversation with William Dalrymple at ZEE JLF at Boulder, Colorado. ‘Interesting’ would be an understated adjective to describe the experiences Crabapple has lived and depicted through her drawings and… Read more »

Forensic Anthropology: From Crime Lab to Crime Fiction

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Bones Author Kathy Reichs in conversation with Arsen Kashkashian The longest-running scripted drama in the history of Fox TV is Bones, a forensic thriller with 246 episodes created by Kathy Reichs, a senior academic and forensic anthropologist. Speaking at ZEE JLF at Boulder, Colorado, with Arsen Kashkashian, General Manager of the Boulder Book Store, she… Read more »

The Meaning of Everything

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Simon Winchester in conversation with William Dalrymple Simon Winchester is the right person to discuss the “Theory of Everything”, seeing that his books all approach the most mammoth of subjects in enterprise. Very significant amongst them has been a set of historical biographies that tells the story of the writing of the Oxford English Dictionary…. Read more »

ZEE JLF at Boulder 2018 Inaugural Session

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Imagining Our Worlds   Among the most unique events that make living in Colorado, a delight through the fall season is ZEE JLF at Boulder. Hailed as “the greatest literary show on Earth,” it earns this claim by bringing internationally accomplished authors to give talks and make presentations about what constitutes the most useful component… Read more »

IDEA OF INDIA PART 4 – Spoken Word History

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Of all the great civilizations of the ancient world (Egypt, Mesopotamia, India and China), India has arguably had the most difficult time separating fact from fiction in the historical record. The reason for this is probably due to the lack of written records for most of India’s history. After the collapse of the Indus Valley… Read more »

IDEA OF INDIA PART 3 – Aryavarta and the Idea of a Glorious Past

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It is a common feature of human societies to venerate particular periods of their history. Almost all major cultures hark back to some Golden Age, when their ancestors lived as physical, mental, and moral exemplars of their society’s core values. For many devout Hindus in India today, that Golden Age was the Vedic era, which… Read more »