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From the World Writers' Festival: Writers of India
Watch the video interview below with Vikram Chandra about his latest book, Mirrored Mind—also published as Geek Sublime—recorded by The Caravan at the Paris Center during the Writers of India festival.

An introduction and overview of Columbia Global Centers

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Global Initiative

Arts & Culture

Columbia University and the Bibliothèque nationale de France 
present more than 20 events in Paris featuring fourteen renowned writers from India. 

Festival des Écrivains du Monde : Écrivains de l'Inde
18 - 21 September, 2014

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Taoufik Ben-Amor

Prof. Ben Amor specializes in Arabic language and linguistics, language and identity, Arab music, and music in Sufism. His research combines his interests in music, language and identity in the Arab world through the study of lyrics. His most recent papers are entitled "Language through Literature" and “The Making of Tradition: Standardization of the Lyrics of the Tunisian Andalusian Malouf.”  MORE

September 17, 2014 to September 21, 2014