POPULAR LECTURE SERIES - “Reading Indian Literature: Reading Ourselves” by Professor Harish Trivedi , Dept of English (rtd.) & Adviser, Institute of Life Long Learning.
"Reading Indian Literature: Reading Ourselves"
On 25 September 2012 at 3.30 p.m at Conference Centre(Opposite Botany Dept), University of Delhi.
Indian Literature has evolved continuously over a period of 3,500 years and is articulated in over twenty languages, from Sanskrit to English. Its delightful diversity encompasses the many phases of our cultural history and all its subtly intertwined strands. We recognize in it the lived world around us as well as our collective sensibility and our innermost thoughts and feelings. And now in our globalized times, Indian literature is refracted in new ways as we read it in English translation – which is what many of us find ourselves obliged to do.
Harish Trivedi taught English Literature at St Stephen's College and at the Department of English, University of Delhi, from 1969 to 2012. He was a Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago, the University of London, and at several other universities in the USA, UK, Europe, China and Australia. He translates from Hindi into English and also writes in Hindi. He is currently editing an anthology of Indian Literature (in English translation) from 1500 BC to 2000 AD.
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