The Emergence of the Everyday: Kipling and Indian Regional Writing

John Coffin Memorial Lecture: The Emergence of the Everyday: Kipling and Indian Regional Writing. Read by Professor Elleke Boehmer, Professor of World Literature in English, Wolfson College Oxford. Lecture by Professor Amit Chaudhuri, FRSL (University of East Anglia)

Amit Chaudhuri is the author of five novels (the most recent being The Immortals, 2009), a book of short stories, a book of poems, a critical study of DH Lawrence's poetry, and is the editor of the Picador Book of Modern Indian Literature. Among the awards he has won for his fiction are the Commonwealth Writers Prize, the Betty Trask award, the Encore Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction, and the Government of India's Sahitya Akademi award. He was Creative Arts Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford, Leverhulme Special Research Fellow at the Faculty of English, Cambridge, a Visiting Professor at the Writing School, Columbia University, and Samuel Fischer Guest Professor at Freie University, Berlin. In 2009 he was one of the judges of the Man Booker International Prize, and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He writes regularly for the London Review of Books. He is also a vocalist in the Indian classical tradition, with HMV recordings to his credit, and has conceptualised a project in crossover music, This Is Not Fusion, which has travelled all over the world.

Author: 
School of Advanced Study, University of London
Speaker(s): 
Professor Elleke Boehmer
Event date: 
Tuesday, 1 November 2011 - 12:00am
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