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The Peripheral Imagination: Writing the Invisible India

Asian American / Asian Research Institute - CUNY

Friday, May 18, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

The Peripheral Imagination: Writing the Invisible India

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In his lecture, "The Peripheral Imagination : Writing the Invisible India", Aruni Kashyap will talk about his journey as a writer from India's northeast - a region that rarely finds representation in India's literary, cultural and political discourse. He will also briefly discuss the Assamese separatist movement  : the backdrop against which his forthcoming novel unfolds.

The House With a Thousand Novels (Penguin India, 2012), is set in India’s northeastern state of Assam. Though Assam is famous around the world for its tea,  few know the state has been the site of an armed secessionist conflict for the last three decades. His novel tells the story of a joint-family in rural Assam, during the “Secret killings of Assam” - a series of brutal extra-judicial killings of rebel sympathizers, allegedly sanctioned by the Indian government during the late 90s in order to weaken the separatist movement.

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Asian American / Asian Research Institute - CUNY
25 West 43rd Street
Room 1000
New York, NY 10036

Friday, May 18, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)


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Asian American / Asian Research Institute - CUNY

Asian American / Asian Research Institute (AAARI), of the City University of New York (CUNY), is a university-wide scholarly research and resource center that focuses on policies and issues that affect Asians and Asian Americans. It covers four areas: Asian American Studies; East Asian Studies; South Asian Studies; and Trade & Technology Studies.

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