Reading by Kiran Nagarkar
When: Friday, February 25, 2011, at 3 p.m.
Where: Gilmore Hall, 3rd Floor Atrium
Kiran Nagarkar, one of India’s best known novelists and former participant in the University of Iowa’s International Writer’s Program (IWP), will be reading from his new novel in progress, a continuation of an earlier book titled Ravan and Eddie about two boys, one Christian and one Hindu, living in the same apartment building in Bombay in the 1950s.
The talk is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. in the atrium on the third floor of Gilmore Hall.
In 2001 Nagarkar won India’s prestigious Sahitya Akademi award (comparable to America’s Pulitzer Prize or the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction) for his 1997 historical novel Cuckold, which describes the life and tumultuous times of the great poet Mirabai in early sixteenth century India. A discussion of the implications Nagarkar’s work will follow his reading.
The event, sponsored by the South Asian Studies Program, the Department of Religious Studies and UI International Programs, is free and open to the public.