IDEA OF INDIA PART 4 – Spoken Word History

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 »

Early Triumphs

In 2013, Eleanor Catton became the youngest recipient of the Man Booker Prize for her novel The Luminaries. Eimear Mcbride finished her debut novel A Girl is a Half Formed Thing when she was 27, but had to wait another nine years before it was finally published. This fascinating session, presented by UN Women, captured the audience’s imagination with vivid personal stories revealed by… Read more »