Lecture | September 21 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Arundhathi Subramaniam, Poet
Harsha Ram, Associate Professor, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Department of Comparative Literature
Arundhathi Subramaniam will read from her own poetry, as well as translations of Bhakti poetry. This will be followed by a freewheeling discussion around poetry, Bhakti verse (based on her recent anthology of sacred poetry, Eating God), and her biography of a contemporary mystic and yogi, Sadhguru: More Than a Life. The discussion will be moderated by Prof. Harsha Ram
Described as one of the finest poets writing in India today (The Hindu, 2010), Arundhathi Subramaniam is the award-winning author of eleven books of poetry and prose. Widely translated and anthologised, her recent volume of poetry, When God is a Traveller was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. She is the recipient of various awards and fellowships, including the inaugural Khushwant Singh Prize, the Raza Award for Poetry, the International Piero Bigongiari Prize in Italy, the Zee Indian Women Award for Literature, among others. She has written extensively on culture and spirituality, and has worked over the years as poetry editor, cultural curator and critic. As prose writer, her books include the bestselling biography of a contemporary spiritual leader, Sadhguru: More Than a Life, The Book of Buddha, and most recently, Adiyogi: The Source of Yoga (co-authored with Sadhguru). As editor, her most recent book is the acclaimed Penguin anthology of sacred poetry, Eating God.
Read more about Arundhathi Subramaniam at her website
Event made possible with the support of the Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies
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