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SOAS to celebrate Indian and Korean literature and arts at festival this summer

15 May 2018

SOAS South Asia Institute will host the Litro World Series Summer Literary & Arts Festival 2018 later this month, in partnership with Litro Magazine. The festival will feature dance performances, readings, talks and film screenings focused on India and Korea.

The festival will bring together established and emerging writers, translators, thinkers and academics, musicians and dancers, including from poet and dancer Tishani Doshi. The Jaipur Literary Festival will also guest curate the Sunday program.

SOAS scholars and alumni will also feature in the festival including:

  • Suman Gupta and Jaishree Misra in conversation with SOAS’s Professor Francesca Orsini discussing how Hinglish, or the various mixing of Hindi and English, has spilled over from everyday language and youth lingo into advertising, media, and literature
  • Priyanka Basu, David Lunn, Daniel Luther and Anna Morcom in conversation with SOAS’s Professor Rachel Dwyer in a panel discussing Bollywood
  • SOAS alumna Amrit Kaur Lohia, singer-songwriter, Sarangi player and vocalist in genres of Punjabi folk, jazz and soul

Other confirmed contributors and speakers at the festival include Suki Kim (The Interpreter), Krys Lee (How I Became a North Korean), Tishani Doshi (Countries of the Body), Bae Suah (Recitation), Sadaf Saaz (Sari Reams), Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay (Abandon), Anjali Joseph (The Living), Mary Lynn Bracht (White Chrysantheum) and many more.

To find out more and to see the full programme, visit the event pages.