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Event

Literaturhaus Zurich – Days of Indian Literature

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Days of Indian Literature

Location
Limmatquai 62, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

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Quote from

Rahman Abbas / India

“The ‘Days of Indian Literature’ organised by Literaturhaus, Zurich has greatly helped me to reach out to readers, critics and authors who had read the German translation of my Urdu novel ‘Rohzin’. The event was memorable as I witnessed fellow authors reading my work in German and talking about the ethos and milieu of contemporary Indian writings. The conversations and talks were about various aspects of Indian literature, and the challenges and possibilities. I’m thankful and indebted to Literaturhaus Zurich for organising such a well-conceived and minutely crafted literary festival, and I appreciate Pro Helvetia for making my participation a possibility.”

Readings and discussions with Rahman Abbas, Urvashi Butalia, Ruby Hembrom, Meena Kandasamy, Namita Khare, Pankaj Mishra, Urmila Pawar, Sharad Sharma, Preti Taneja, Christian Weiss, Heinz Werner Wessler.

From 23 – 26 February 2018 at the Literaturhaus Zurich, Limmatquai 62, Zurich

For more information visit Literaturhaus Zurich – Days of Indian Literature

Programme

Friday 23 February / 20:00 o’clock
Inside and outside views of India
Pankaj Mishra in conversation with Sigrid Löffler

Venue: Literaturhaus Zurich, Limmatquai 62, Zurich

Saturday 24 February / 11:00 o’clock
The third largest language in the world
Namita Khare & Heinz Werner Wessler on Hindi literature yesterday and today
Moderation: Jürgen Becker
Venue: Literaturhaus Zurich, Limmatquai 62, Zurich

Saturday 24 February
/ 14:00 o’clock
Publishers of Indian literature in dialogue
Urvashi Butalia, Ruby Hembrom and Christian Weiss
Moderation: Akshay Pathak, Head Pro Helvetia New Delhi
Venue: Literaturhaus Zurich, Limmatquai 62, Zurich

Saturday 24 February / 16:30 o’clock
«The City, the Sea, Love» – Rahman Abbas’s great Mumbai novel
Moderation: Jennifer Khakshouri, reading the German text: Daniel Hajdu
Venue: Literaturhaus Zurich, Limmatquai 62, Zurich

Saturday 24 February / 20:00 o’clock
About the revolutionary power of language
Meena Kandasamy’s “Rice and Ash”
Moderation: Blas Ulibarri, reading of the German text: Miriam Japp.
Venue: Literaturhaus Zurich, Limmatquai 62, Zurich

Saturday 24 February / 22:00 o’clock
Carte Blanche for Preti Taneja
Lecture
Venue: Crypt of Cabaret Voltaire, Spiegelgasse 1

Sunday 25 February / 11:00 o’clock
The Great Voice of Dalit Literature: Urmila Pawar on “The Fabric of My Life”
Moderation: Angelika Malinar, reading of the german text: Lara Körte
Venue: Literaturhaus Zurich, Limmatquai 62, Zurich

Sunday 25 February / 14:00 o’clock
From political draftsman to founder of a worldwide movement
Sharad Sharma on Grassroot Comics
Moderation: Pierre Thomé
Venue: Literaturhaus Zurich, Limmatquai 62, Zurich

Sunday 25 February / 16:00 o’clock
Freely speaking: Urvashi Butalia, Meena Kandasamy and Urmila Pawar on the role (s) of women
Moderation: Claudia Kramatschek
Venue: Literaturhaus Zurich, Limmatquai 62, Zurich