Literature Panel: The Majority on the Margins
Moderator Ritu Menon leads a discussion featuring panelists Faustina Bama and Ganesh N. Devy that examines the accessibility of Indian literature to English readers.
- Sat., Mar. 12, 2011, 4:00 PM
- Family Theater
- 90 minutes
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Moderator: Ritu Menon
FREE, no tickets required
No matter how you cut it, the vast majority of Indian literature is inaccessible to English readers. Is it the case that most Indian writing that is translated to English is automatically westernized? Or that writing in other Indian languages is provincial, non-metropolitan, grounded in a home-grown reality? Is the one more "authentic" than the other? And can any Indian language ever be accurately labeled "marginal" when its readers number in the millions? Writers from across India's literary spectrum address these burning questions and others.
Part of maximum INDIA.
Presented in cooperation with Indian Council for Cultural Relations, New Delhi and Embassy of India, Washington, DC.
Indra K. Nooyi
David M. Rubenstein
Stephen A. Schwarzman
Dr. Romesh and Kathleen Wadhwani
The HRH Foundation
Major support is provided by David and Alice Rubenstein.
Additional support is provided by the Trehan Foundation, Dr. Romesh and Kathleen Wadhwani, Amway Corporation, and RB Properties Inc.
International Programming at the Kennedy Center is made possible through the generosity of the Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.