Video and Gallery of India Beyond Technology and Yoga: The Power of Literature in a Globalizing World

Watch this fascinating conversation about the impact of Indian literature in a global world featuring Indian feminist publisher and author of The Other Side of Silence: Voices from the Partition of India, Urvashi Butalia; author of From The Ruins of Empire and public intellectual Pankaj Mishra, who the Economist says is the heir to Edward Said; and Suketu Mehta, whose Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize. In Conversation with Vishakha Desai, Special Advisor for Global Affairs to the President of Columbia University, Special Advisor for Asia to the Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development, and Professor of Professional Practice at the School of International and Public Affairs. This event was part of Columbia's World Writers' Festival: Writers of India, sponsored by Columbia Global Centers | Europe (Paris) and la Bibliotheque nationale de France.
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Photos by Jack Llewellyn-Karski