Sanjoy K. Roy, an entrepreneur of the arts, is the Managing Director of Teamwork Arts, which produces over 33 highly acclaimed performing arts, visual arts and literary festivals in 40 cities across the world including the iconic annual Jaipur Literature Festival, international editions of JLF and the launched-during-lockdown digital JLF Brave New World series. He is a founder trustee of Salaam Baalak Trust, providing support services for street and working children in Delhi. Roy works closely with various industry bodies and the government on policy issues in the cultural sector in India, and has lectured and collaborated with leading international universities. He is the Co-Chair of the FICCI creative industries sector.
A Billion Fireflies: Shaping a New Post-pandemic World
Arun Maira and Yamini Aiyar in conversation with Sanjoy K. Roy
In a world staggering under constant change fuelled by the COVID-19 pandemic, the fragility of our economic systems are clearer than ever with authoritarianism rising and global institutions weakening. Arun Maira's latest book, A Billion Fireflies: Critical Conversations to Shape a New Post-Pandemic World, calls for a reinvention of the economy based on principles of inclusion, deep democracy and designs of adaptive systems. Yamini Aiyar is the President and Chief Executive of the Center for Policy Research, one of India’s leading think tanks. Her work sits at the intersections of research and policy practice, spanning the fields of social policy, governance, state capacity, federalism and the study of contemporary politics in India. In conversation with Sanjoy K. Roy, they explore the necessary paradigm shifts that must take place at a leadership and policy level to brace ourselves for the future.