Amit Chaudhuri: "The Strangeness of the 'World' and How We Encounter It"'
Join the Franklin Humanities Institute for a lecture by novelist, poet, essayist, literary critic, editor, North Indian classical singer and music composer Amit Chaudhuri! This event is part of our World Arts series.
Do we discover the 'world' by exploring it from corner to corner and familiarising ourselves with it? Do we get a sense of 'world literature' by reading extensively? Or does the 'world' present itself, each time, in a fresh encounter - with an unfamiliar neighbourhood, a text, or an artefact - that raises questions about what comprises intimacy and strangeness? Amit Chaudhuri speaks on a variety of 'encounters' and conceptual approaches, encompassing his travels in Europe and India, the way he put together the Vintage Book of Modern Indian Literature, Satyajit Ray's first viewing of Rashomon, Tagore's idea of 'world literature', and his own 'non-fusion' music project.