Literature Panel: Politics and Literature
Panelists Salman Rushdie and Nayantara Sahgal examine the roles history and politics play in a writer's imagination and the importance of religion, gender, class, and caste in this discussion moderated by Ahdaf Soueif.
- Fri., Mar. 18, 2011, 8:00 PM
- Concert Hall
- 90 minutes
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Moderator: Ahdaf Soueif
FREE, no tickets required
Beginning with writers' first published words, their views bear influence on others. What role do history and politics play in a writer's imagination? Is religion important? Gender, class, caste? Should literature preoccupy itself with any of these? Are writers by their nature obsessed with all of these? Salman Rushdie is a world-famous author of landmark novels such as Midnight's Children, The Moor's Last Sigh, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, and most recently, Luka and the Fire of Life. Nayantara Sahgal is an acclaimed political commentator and author of nine novels and nine works of non-fiction.
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.