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Malashri Lal

Malashri Lal

Malashri Lal, Professor in the English Department, University of Delhi, has a specialisation in  literature, women  and gender studies. Her 16 books include  In Search of Sita, Tagore and the Feminine: Finding Radha and  the most recent, co-authored with Namita Gokhale, Betrayed by Hope: A Play on the Life of Michael Madhusudan Dutt. She has been a Senior Consultant to the Ministry of Culture and served on  international book award juries. Lal is currently Member, English Advisory Board of the Sahitya Akademi.

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My Father: The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man

Arvind Panagariya in conversation with Malashri Lal

The JLF First Edition is delighted to host the virtual launch of Arvind Panagariyas latest work, My Father: The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man, published by HarperCollins India.

Economist, academic and writer Arvind Panagariya’s My Father: The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man is an ode to the power of sacrifice, determination and resilience. Baloo Lal Panagariya’s arduous journey, from a small village in Rajasthan to an editorial staffer at the Jaipur newspaper, Lokvani, and later a civil servant as well as author of a definitive book on history of the freedom movement in the region was marked by grit, belief and commitment. Providing a window into the social, cultural and political ethos of his times, the book highlights the contribution of ordinary citizens in the fabric of post-independence India. In conversation with Malashri Lal, as he explores the essence of his father’s life and its impact on his own career, he presents a new dimension of our country’s history.

Panagariya is a professor of economics and the Jagdish Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy at Columbia University. He has also served as the first vice-chairman of the NITI Aayog. Malashri Lal‘s books include In Search of Sita, Tagore and the Feminine: Finding Radha and the most recent, co-authored with Namita Gokhale, Betrayed by Hope: A Play on the Life of Michael Madhusudan Dutt. She has been a Senior Consultant to the Ministry of Culture and served on international book award juries. Lal is currently Member, English Advisory Board of the Sahitya Akademi