Reimagining Partition: Vishwajyoti Ghosh, Ahmad Rafay Alam, Urvashi Butalia In Conversation With Indrajit Hazra

The audience was invited to remember Partition in 1947, which resulted in the largest mass migration in human history with 12 million migrating over just a few months, and to consider if it was different in kind from the 1983 killings of Bengalis, the killings of Sikhs during the reign of Indira Gandhi, the anti-Muslim… Read more »

Footloose: Nicholas Shakespeare, Isabella Tree, Robyn Davidson And Cheryl Strayed, Moderated By William Dalrymple

The much-admired group of travel writers read extracts from their books, and the eclectic mix of styles itself demonstrated the fluidity of the genre of ‘travel writing’. The readings also demonstrated that travel writing is at heart about storytelling. Nicholas Shakespeare read from Bruce Chatwin, his biography on one of the most famous travel writers of all time, and… Read more »