Date November 1, 2013
Start // End 7.00pm // 8.00pm
Venue Free Word Centre
Ticket price £5
Mumbai, Calcutta, Karachi. Certain cities in South Asia have long been inexhaustible sources of inspiration for several generations of writers who have chronicled these multifaceted metropolises through the eyes of everyday people.
The story of each of these cities is entwined with the lives of those who live in the shadows. Drugs, and people’s relation with them, have also inspired storytellers, travellers and literary historians for generations.
Meet acclaimed writers Amit Chaudhuri, author of The Immortals and Calcutta, and Jeet Thayil, poet and author of Narcopolis, which was shortlisted for both the Man Booker and Man Asian Literary Prizes, as they discuss their work. Moderated by Ted Hodgkinson.
In partnership with the British Council.
- See more at: http://southasianlitfest.com/event/addictive-cities-2/#sthash.nZQEGno3.dpuf