Maya Jasanoff

Maya Jasanoff is the Coolidge Professor of History at Harvard University and author of the award-winning books Edge of Empire and Liberty’s Exiles, which received the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award for Non-Fiction and the George Washington Book Prize. Her new book, The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World, has been hailed as ‘one of the most important books on colonialism to be written in our time’. A 2013 Guggenheim Fellow, Jasanoff won the 2017 Windham-Campbell Prize for Non-Fiction. She is a frequent contributor to publications including The New York Times, Guardian and The New York Review of Books.

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A two-day taster of ‘the greatest literary show on Earth’
09 & 10 June
A packed programme of talks and performances animate four venues at the Library, celebrating South Asia’s literary heritage, oral and performing arts, books and ideas. Speakers confirmed so far include William Dalrymple, Meghnad Desai, Paulo Lemos Horta, Suki Kim, Ashis Ray, Suhel Seth, Preti Taneja and Shashi Tharoor.
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