Bhawana Somaaya in conversation with Tisca Chopra, with a reading by Pratik Gandhi
Bhawana Somaaya is a multifaceted film critic, writer and translator. Her interest in the grit and glamour of Bollywood is matched with an abiding love for her mother tongue, Gujarati. With her 17th book, she presents ‘Letters to Mother’, originally published in Gujarati in 2014 as ‘Saakshi Bhaav’ by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. For Somaaya, translating ‘Letters to Mother’ was an intense and exacting exercise. In conversation with acclaimed actor Tisca Chopa on Jaipur Literature Festival WORDS ARE BRIDGES on January 21st, Thursday, at 7 pm IST, she examines her journey as a film journalist and critic and her parallel commitment to translation. Bringing the text to life, this session will include an evocative reading from the original Gujarati by acclaimed theatre and film actor, Pratik Gandhi.