| ||From October 14- 18, 2015 the Frankfurt Book Fair will take place at Messegelände, Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, 60327 Frankfurt am Main. The South Asia Institute is represented on October 17th and 18th at Weltempfang - Centre for Politics, Literature and Translation on the subject of "Exploring Boundaries" in Hall 3.1 L 25 with the following events: |
Saturday, 17 October 2015
1.00-2.00 pm, Salon
Between India and Pakistan: Saadat Hasan Manto and the partition of the subcontinent
Reading and talk, German
Saadat Hasan Manto (1912-1955) is one of the best-known Urdu authors, revered both in India and in Pakistan. His work mainly deals with the partition of British India in 1947. His poetry will surprise many in the audience. Incisive and sensitive, it describes the impacts of the postcolonial borders, while providing insights into the fate of individual people following the partition.
- Dr. Christina Oesterheld, literary editor for Urdu; translator of “Schwarze Notizen” (Suhrkamp 2006; “Black Notes” a German anthology of partition stories, translated from the Urdu), South Asia Institute
- Amtul Manan Tahir, literary editor for Urdu; writer; South Asianist
Chaired by: Dr. Martin Gieselmann, South Asia Institute
Sunday, 18 October 2015
1.00-2.00 pm, Salon
Troubled borders: Reports from India’s north-east
Reading and talk, English
Indian author Sudeep Chakravarti has become well known in recent years for his committed journalism. In “Highway 39: Journeys Through a Fractured Land” (HarperCollins India 2012) he describes the complicated situation of north-eastern India, especially in the remote states of Manipur and Nagaland. In this discussion, German and Indian experts reflect on the subject matter of that book.
- Dr. Dieter Reinhardt (Duisburg), political scientist
- Aditya Ghosh (New Delhi), journalist; author
- Dr. Deepra Dandekar (Berlin), anthropologist
Chaired by: Dr. Markus Pauli, South Asia Institute
The full programme can be downloaded here.