Literature of the Indian Subcontinent Book Talk Series: Jeet Thayil's "Narcopolis" (2012)
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Date: 7 April 2014Time: 5:30 PM
Finishes: 7 April 2014Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Russell Square: College BuildingsRoom: 279
Type of Event: Seminar
Series: SSAI Seminar Programme
"Themes in Literature of the Indian Subcontinent" considers overarching ideas such as double segregation, isolation and nostalgia in the works of major contemporary authors of the Indian diaspora in relation to the changing historical, political, socioeconomic, and cultural contexts of migration. The seventh talk in the series considers Jeet Thayil's "Narcopolis" (2012), a fictional representation of Bombay's drug trade as told through multiple narrators over the course of three decades.
Dr. Kavita Ramdya received her B.A. from New York University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Boston University where she was a Presidential University Graduate Fellow. She is the author of non-fiction work "Bollywood Weddings: Dating, Engagement and Marriage in Hindu America" (2009) and is a regular contributor to "On Faith" in "The Washington Post". She freelances about popular culture and current events and has been published in a variety of publications, both academic and mainstream, including "The Columbia Journal of American Studies", "News India Times", and "India Abroad". University teaching credits includes “Modern British Drama”, “Contemporary British Literature”, “Literature of the American Dream”, and “Literature of the American Frontier”.
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