On Friday March 25, Githa Hariharan, author of Almost Home: Finding a Place in the World from Kashmir to New York, will be reading from her collection of essays and give a talk entitled "Narrating Contested Homes: Fiction and Real Life" at New York University.
How do you bring together theory, art and political practice in today’s cultural situation in India? One way to do this is to look at how “home” has been narrated—in literature, both fiction and non-fiction, as well as in real life. Githa Hariharan examines contemporary cultural politics in India to describe the transformation of home into a “disputed territory” —with increasing exclusions and attempts to reduce diverse cultural strands into one homogenous narrative.
When: Friday, March 25, 12:30 – 2:00
Where: New York University, New York, NY