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13 Aug 2020

Here he comes, Moustache of Kaipuzha

S. Hareesh and Jayasree Kalathil in conversation with K. Satchidanandan

Originally published in Malayalam as Meesha, S. Hareesh’s Moustache is a novel... of epic dimensions and a contemporary classic mixing magic, myth and metaphor. Here, the Hareesh and his award-winning translator Jayasree Kalathil speak with the renowned poet K. Satchidanandan about the work's deep roots in the history, geography, politics and folklore of the Kuttanad region, and how the fabulous is sometimes the truest way to depict real lived experience.

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06 Aug 2020

ONCE IT FLOWERS: The Fiction Of Vinod Kumar Shukla

Vinod Kumar Shukla and Satti Khanna in Conversation with Mohini Gupta

Renowned for bringing the marvellous to the ordinary, Vinod Kumar Shukla has... long been recognised as one of India’s foremost writers with his unique stories that deal with 'smaller-than-life people'. Satti Khanna, who has translated a number of Vinod-ji's works into English, speaks with writer and translator Mohini Gupta about his remarkable-yet-mundane world, the startling originality of his voice and syntax, and the experience and challenge of translating him. Watch this engrossing session on Jaipur Literature Festival WORDS ARE BRIDGES on Thursday, August 6, 7 pm IST.

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30 Jul 2020

Shivaji: The Great Maratha

Vikrant Pande in conversation Rita Kothari

Ranjit Desai's Shriman Yogi, about the foundations of the Maratha empire and... the life of its charismatic founder, the great warrior Shivaji, is a beloved classic of Marathi literature. In conversation with author and translator Rita Kothari, the prolific translator Vikrant Pande speaks about giving Ranjit Desai a new voice in English and about the continuing relevance of Shivaji.

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23 Jul 2020

Shameless

Taslima Nasreen and Arunava Sinha in conversation

16 Jul 2020

Written in Tears

Arupa Patangia Kalita in conversation with Ranjita Biswas and Aruni Kashyap

Arupa Patangia Kalita's fiction is a chronicle of the disturbing and searing... history of decades-long aggression and hate that plagued Assam. In conversation with her translator Ranjita Biswas alongside author Aruni Kashyap, she speaks about the surreally beautiful landscape of Assam, the conflict that scarred it and the role of a writer in fraught times.

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09 Jul 2020

Nanak Singh's Khooni Vaisakhi

Navdeep Suri in conversation with Sanjoy K. Roy and a music rendition by Harpreet

On 13 April 1919, 22-year-old Nanak Singh joined the mass of peaceful... protestors agitating against the Rowlatt Act at Jallianwala Bagh. It was a life-changing experience for him: he survived the massacre, unnoticed among the hundreds of corpses, and his poem about the traumatic event, Khooni Vaisakhi, was banned soon after its publication in May 1920. Navdeep Suri, Nanak Singh's grandson, in conversation with Sanjoy K. Roy.

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02 Jul 2020

TRANSLATING JOY

Joy Goswami in conversation with Sampurna Chattarji and Ranjit Hoskote

Joy Goswami is one of the most powerful poets of Bengal and... among the best in the post-Jibanananda Das era of Bengali poetry. In conversation with his translator, the poet and fiction writer Sampurna Chattarji, and poet, art critic and cultural theorist Ranjit Hoskote, Goswami discusses the source of his inventive, enigmatic and visionary verse.

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