Friday, September 23, 2016, Guerlac Room, A.D. White House, Cornell University Central Campus at 4:30p.m.
Mark your calendars for the fall 2016 Tagore Modern Indian Literature Lecture, featuring Ranjit Hoskote, a contemporary Indian poet, art critic, cultural theorist and independent curator. He is author of five collections of poetry, "Zones of Assault," "The Cartographer’s Apprentice," "The Sleepwalker’s Archive," "Vanishing Acts: New and Selected Poems 1985-2005," and "Central Time." Ranjit is also the author of "I, Lalla: The Poems of Lal Ded," based on 20 years of translation and research on 14th-century Kashmiri poet Lal Ded. He has been a Visiting Writer and Fellow of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa in 1995 and writer-in-residence at the Villa Waldberta in Munich in 2003. In 2011, Ranjit curated the national pavilion of India at the Venice Biennale, entitled, “Everyone Agrees: It’s About to Explode.” In 2012, Ranjit Hoskote collaborated with Ilija Trojanow to write "Confluences: Forgotten Histories From East and West."
The Endowment in Modern Indian Literature was established in May 1999 thanks to the generous support of Professor Emeritus Narahari Umanath Prabhu and his wife Mrs. Suman (Sumi) Prabhu. Professor and Mrs. Prabhu sought to honor Rabindranath Tagore, a celebrated literatus and musician, recognized as one of the great luminaries of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information on Ranjit Hoskote, see here.