The Internet has created a fluid global culture, where information is accessible and deep customs can be transmitted to other countries via smartphones and other devices. Yet authors who write in languages other than English find themselves isolated from the mainstream
At the same time, Indian literature and its authors are playing an unprecedented role in the representation of India and its image around the world.
Don’t miss this conversation featuring Vikas Swarup whose book Slumdog Millionaire has been translated into 42 languages and whose screen adaptation grossed $375 million; Indian feminist publisher and author of The Other Side of Silence: Voices from the Partition of India, Urvashi Butalia; author of From The Ruins of Empire and public intellectual Pankaj Mishra; and Suketu Mehta, whose Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. With Dr. Vishakha Desai, Special Advisor for Global Affairs to the President of Columbia University.
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