The University of Iowa

April 28 seminar will feature Indian publisher’s dramatic monologue

April 23rd, 2014
South Asian Studies Seminar Series

Naveen Kishore, an Indian whose parents fled from Lahore at the time of Partition, will present a SASP seminar in the form of a dramatic monologue titled “My life in the arts, publishing and design—a brief rumination about nothing” on Monday, April 28 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in 1117 University Capitol Centre. The event is free and open to the public. Chai and snacks will be served.

Kishore is publisher of the Kolkata-based press Seagull Book, which has won awards in Europe and India for its stunningly designed works of art, literature, and philosophy in translation from and to European and Indian languages. The firm is largely the labor of Kishore and a small team of expert collaborators in book illustration and book design. Almost 100 volumes have traveled across languages and been distributed worldwide through an arrangement with the University of Chicago Press.

This event is sponsored by the South Asian Studies Program (SASP), International Programs, and the UI Center for the Book. For more information about SASP events, visit

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Sarolta Petersen in advance at 319-335-3862.