Words on Water

Shared History, The Indian Experience, 3 - 24 September 2011, in South Africa

Welcome and introductions by Dilip Menon

Excerpt performance from the play Dance like a Man by Mahesh Dattani

Final Resolutions – Mahesh Dattani & Craig Higginson discuss contemporary text based theatre and its reflection on society and its travails.

Historical Fiction – Jaishree Misra & Pumla Gqola explore historical characters through their novels.

The Crises of Democracy – MJ Akbar & Antony Altbeker explore the contradictions in democracy and the need to address this in the context of South Africa and India – both multi cultural, multi racial and faced with economic challenges which need attention.

Poetry on Water – Jeet Thayil & Veronique Tadjo explore, perform and entertain playing off each other’s work and reflecting the societies they come from.

Aftertaste – A freewheeling discussion between Namita Devidayal & Dilip Menon on contemporary Indian literature and the rich heritage of regional writing which is growing in India.

Shared History, The Indian Experience, 3 - 24 September 2011, in South Africa

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