ZEE JLF@British Library Programme

schedule

10:00am Piazza

Arundhathi Subramaniam & Vidya Shah

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10:00am-10:45am
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10:45am Piazza

Address by Namita Gokhale, William Dalrymple and Sanjoy K. Roy

Address by Namita Gokhale, William Dalrymple and Sanjoy K. Roy...

10:45am-11:15am
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11:30am Piazza

Ajoy Bose and Philip Norman in conversation

Nearly 50 years ago in 1968, the Beatles travelled to Rishikesh to visit the Ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The trip led to an intensely productive period for the band and also impacted Western attitudes towards Indian spirituality. This was India...

11:30am-12:30pm
Add to Calendar 20-May-2017 11:30am 20-May-2017 12:30pm Asia/Calcutta 2. The Beatles in India: The Rishikesh Trip Ajoy Bose and Philip Norman in conversation Piazza Organizer e-mail false DD/MM/YYYY

11:30am Auditorium

Stephen Frears in conversation with Shrabani Basu, introduced by Patrick French

Shrabani Basu uncovered an extraordinary correspondence between Queen Victoria and her manservant Abdul, which she discovered in Agra and includes previously unknown letters written by Abdul to Queen Victoria in Urdu. Oscar-winning director Stephen F...

11:30am-12:30pm
Add to Calendar 20-May-2017 11:30am 20-May-2017 12:30pm Asia/Calcutta 3.Victoria and Abdul Stephen Frears in conversation with Shrabani Basu, introduced by Patrick French Auditorium Organizer e-mail false DD/MM/YYYY

11:30am Entrance Hall

What did the wife understand when her husband said, “I will not be 'I’ nor you, 'you', we will be one.” What did the woman by the river mean when she told her lover, “Never question what I do.” What does parting mean and what on Earth is th...

11:30am-12:30pm
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12:45pm Entrance Hall

We’ve all seen magic in India — the usual conundrums of disappearing rabbits and flying pigeons. But there’s more to it than what’s performed on stage. The fun starts when the illusionist comes down the stage and reads your mind. This is a cr...

12:45pm-1:45pm
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2pm Piazza

Jon Wilson, John Keay, Giles Milton and Zareer Masani in conversation with William Dalrymple

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2pm-3pm
Add to Calendar 20-May-2017 2pm 20-May-2017 3pm Asia/Calcutta 8. The Dishonourable Company: Jon Wilson, John Keay, Giles Milton and Zareer Masani in conversation with William Dalrymple Piazza Organizer e-mail false DD/MM/YYYY

2pm Knowledge
Centre Theatre

Sita Ram was the artist of ten magnificent albums of drawings of views on the Ganges and Yamuna from Bengal to Delhi and beyond. Two volumes were sold in London in 1974 and subsequently dispersed but it was not until the British Library acquired the ...

2pm-3pm
Add to Calendar 20-May-2017 2pm 20-May-2017 3pm Asia/Calcutta 9. Illustrious Journeys: The Forgotten Art of Sitaram: JP Losty introduced by Malini Roy Knowledge
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2pm Entrance Hall

Sharad Paul introduced by Nayanika Mahtani

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2pm-3pm
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3:15pm Piazza

Humphrey Hawksley, Michael Buckley and Mihir Sharma in conversation with John Elliott

Oceans and rivers are an important and contentious issue in South Asia and the surrounding regions. The South China Sea dispute involves overlapping claims amongst sovereign states while the water treaties between Pakistan and India on the Indus rive...

3:15pm-4:15pm
Add to Calendar 20-May-2017 3:15pm 20-May-2017 4:15pm Asia/Calcutta 11. Waters of Contention: Asian Faultline Humphrey Hawksley, Michael Buckley and Mihir Sharma in conversation with John Elliott Piazza Organizer e-mail false DD/MM/YYYY

3:15pm Knowledge
Centre Theatre

Amit Chaudhuri, Lila Azam Zaganeh, Prajwal Parajuly and Meera Syal and in conversation with Anita Anand

James Joyce wrote the greatest of Dublin novels in Trieste. But does migration always positively affect the writing of a novelist? Can it also starve them of inspiration? Literary exiles and migrants Amit Chaudhuri, Meera Syal, Prajwal Parajuly and L...

3:15pm-4:15pm
Add to Calendar 20-May-2017 3:15pm 20-May-2017 4:15pm Asia/Calcutta 12. Migrant Words Amit Chaudhuri, Lila Azam Zaganeh, Prajwal Parajuly and Meera Syal and in conversation with Anita Anand Knowledge
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3:15 PM Entrance Hall

Nayanika Mahtani

This gory story about one of history’s most feared characters is an engaging and fun way of presenting history to kids with the use of interesting trivia, family trees, maps, timelines and Genghis Khan’s foot-tapping rap numbers!...

3:15 PM
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4:30pm Piazza

Ornit Shani in conversation with Mukulika Banerjee

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4:30pm-5:30pm
Add to Calendar 20-May-2017 4:30pm 20-May-2017 5:30pm Asia/Calcutta 14. India Votes: The Craft of Electoral Politics Ornit Shani in conversation with Mukulika Banerjee Piazza Organizer e-mail false DD/MM/YYYY

4:30pm Knowledge
Centre Theatre

Anita Anand and William Dalrymple introduced by Susan Stronge
Presented by Aga Khan Foundation

The Kohinoor is the world’s most famous diamond but its history is shrouded in mystery. Now, using previously untranslated Sanskrit, Persian and Urdu sources along with the high tech discoveries of modern gemologists, Anita Anand and William Dalrym...

4:30pm-5:30pm
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5:45pm Piazza

JP Losty, Katherine Butler Schofield, Susan Stronge and Malini Roy in conversation with William Dalrymple
Presented by Aga Khan Foundation

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5:45pm-6:45pm
Add to Calendar 20-May-2017 5:45pm 20-May-2017 6:45pm Asia/Calcutta 16. The Rise and Fall of Mughal Art: JP Losty, Katherine Butler Schofield, Susan Stronge and Malini Roy in conversation with William Dalrymple
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5:45pm Auditorium

Guillermo Rodriguez and Daljit Nagra in conversation with Arundhathi Subramaniam

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5:45pm-6:45pm
Add to Calendar 20-May-2017 5:45pm 20-May-2017 6:45pm Asia/Calcutta 17. Hyphenations: Of Poets, Cultures and Continents Guillermo Rodriguez and Daljit Nagra in conversation with Arundhathi Subramaniam Auditorium Organizer e-mail false DD/MM/YYYY

11.00 Piazza

Samanth Subramanian, Anthony Sattin and Christina Lamb in conversation with William Dalrymple

Travel writing is one of the most ancient forms of literature but does it have any relevance in the age of the Internet, globalisation and Google Maps? Travel writers Anthony Sattin, Christina Lamb, Samanth Subramanian discuss the genre and read from...

11.00 - 11.30 am
Add to Calendar 21-May-2017 11.00 21-May-2017 11.30 am Asia/Calcutta 18. Footloose: The Travel Session: Samanth Subramanian, Anthony Sattin and Christina Lamb in conversation with William Dalrymple Piazza Organizer e-mail false DD/MM/YYYY

11.30 Auditorium

Vidya Shah in conversation with Rachel Dwyer

Evoking the glamorous bygone era of the gramophone women of India, singer and author Vidya Shah speaks to professor Rachel Dwyer of the journeys of Indian women performers from the salon to the studio....

11.30 - 12.30 pm
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11:30am Entrance Hall

Musician Somjit Dasgupta shares the history of the journey of strings and musical instruments as well as the social structure of Indian music through this melodious workshop and concert. ...

11:30am-12:30am
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12:45pm Piazza

Faisal Devji, Kishwar Desai, Shrabani Basu and Yasmin Khan in conversation with Patrick French

Nobody expected the liberation of India and the birth of Pakistan to be so bloody — it was supposed to be an answer to the dreams of Muslims and Hindus who had been ruled by the British for centuries. Nehru believed in a centralised yet diverse Ind...

12:45pm-1:45pm
Add to Calendar 21-May-2017 12:45pm 21-May-2017 1:45pm Asia/Calcutta 21. The Great Partition: Faisal Devji, Kishwar Desai, Shrabani Basu and Yasmin Khan in conversation with Patrick French Piazza Organizer e-mail false DD/MM/YYYY

12:45pm Knowledge
Centre Theatre

Shashi Tharoor, Swapan Dasgupta and Tony Ring, moderated by Mihir S. Sharma

P.G. Wodehouse continues to be one of the most popular English language writers in India with a readership that spans generations. How and why does his idyllic world and linguistic style cross notions of class and culture? Shashi Tharoor, past presid...

12:45pm-1:45pm
Add to Calendar 21-May-2017 12:45pm 21-May-2017 1:45pm Asia/Calcutta 22. The Wodehouse Effect : Why India Loves Jeeves: Shashi Tharoor, Swapan Dasgupta and Tony Ring, moderated by Mihir S. Sharma Knowledge
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3:15pm Entrance Hall

Giles Milton introduced by William Dalrymple

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3:15pm-4:15pm
Add to Calendar 21-May-2017 3:15pm 21-May-2017 4:15pm Asia/Calcutta 23. Nathaniel’s Nutmeg: The Spice Trader Who Changed History Giles Milton introduced by William Dalrymple Entrance Hall Organizer e-mail false DD/MM/YYYY

2pm Piazza

Chintan Chandrachud, Helena Kennedy and Swapan Dasgupta in conversation with Patrick French
Presented by Aga Khan Foundation

Constitutions around the world, including India and the United States of America, have drawn inspiration from the Magna Carta. Even as the uncodified traditions of the United Kingdom are under scrutiny, constitutional experts around the world are exa...

2pm-3pm
Add to Calendar 21-May-2017 2pm 21-May-2017 3pm Asia/Calcutta 24. Constitutions: We the People Chintan Chandrachud, Helena Kennedy and Swapan Dasgupta in conversation with Patrick French
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2 PM Auditorium

Amruta Patil in conversation with Arundhathi Subramaniam

Ground breaking graphic artist Amruta Patil and multi-talented poet, artist and writer Arundhathi Subramaniam in a free-wheeling session on the subversive and transformative potential of ancient Indian myths and epics. Patil's retelling combines powe...

2 PM - 3 PM
Add to Calendar 21-May-2017 2 PM 21-May-2017 3 PM Asia/Calcutta 25. Myth and Memory : Amruta Patil in conversation with Arundhathi Subramaniam Auditorium Organizer e-mail false DD/MM/YYYY

3:15pm Piazza

Amit Chaudhuri, Kunal Basu, Sarvat Hasnin and Tahmima Anam in conversation with Namita Gokhale

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3:15pm-4:15pm
Add to Calendar 21-May-2017 3:15pm 21-May-2017 4:15pm Asia/Calcutta 27. The Reading Room: Reshaping the Novel: Amit Chaudhuri, Kunal Basu, Sarvat Hasnin and Tahmima Anam in conversation with Namita Gokhale Piazza Organizer e-mail false DD/MM/YYYY

4:30pm Piazza

Malvika Singh in conversation with Somnath Batabyal

The sprawling lawns and colonial buildings of New Delhi’s Lutyens' bungalow zone have become a metaphor for privilege and elitism in modern India. Malvika Singh, a writer, city biographer and cultural provocateur provides insights and anecdotes int...

4:30pm-5:30pm
Add to Calendar 21-May-2017 4:30pm 21-May-2017 5:30pm Asia/Calcutta 30. Lutyens’s Delhi: Of Monuments and Metaphors Malvika Singh in conversation with Somnath Batabyal Piazza Organizer e-mail false DD/MM/YYYY