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SAI on 17. & 18.10.2015 at Frankfurt Book Fair

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.

Taking part:

  • 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.

Taking part:

  • 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.

24 Sep 2015
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