Sunday, November 22, 2015

At the Times of India lit-fests: Hrishi-da's Heroines + Cinema as Reflector of Change

If you’re based in Delhi or Mumbai (or there at the right time), do mark these dates please. I’ll be participating in the Times of India’s literature festivals in those cities - first, on November 29 at the Oberoi Maidens, Delhi, I will be on a session titled “Cinema as Agent and Reflector of Change” with writers Gautam Chintamani, Maithili Rao, Fahad Samar and Srijana Mitra Das.

Then, on December 4 at the vast Mehboob Studio in Bandra, the Mumbai fest is hosting a session about women in Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s cinema. The fabulous Pragya Tiwari will be moderating (something I am very pleased about since an essay commissioned by Pragya in 2012 was in some ways the genesis of the Hrishikesh Mukherjee book), and I have been told that Jaya Bachchan has confirmed her participation for the discussion, with Deepti Naval having tentatively confirmed.

Full schedules for both fests are here: Delhi and Mumbai. Do pass the word on.

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