‘Exploring the canvas of South Asian writing’
The DSC Prize Winner’s Tour is aimed at bringing forward conversations on South Asian Literature to its audience. Every year literature enthusiasts get an opportunity to meet with the year’s Winner of the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. This year Jeet Thayil – winner of DSC Prize 2013 for his book Narcopolis (Faber & Faber, London) would be on tour in New Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru to meet with various audiences and sit across the table with some of his contemporaries to discuss the new trends in South Asian writing.
Jeet will discuss the thought process behind Narcopolis and how the idea progressed to become a prize winning international novel which recently won the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2013. Apart from his book, Jeet will explore, with his audience, discussions around South Asian writing, ranging from contemporary themes, regional writing, and the evolution of South Asian writing in English.
The Tour will also showcase the Prize winning novel which the author will be discussing, reading from and signing copies of. The audience will get to speak with Jeet Thayil about his novel, the DSC Prize and how things have changed for him since he won this prestigious literary award.
DSC Prize Winner’s Tour – Event Details*
July 30 – New Delhi
Jeet Thayil presents beat poetry with his trio band, Still Dirty with Nikhil Vasudevan (Drums), Tony Guniard – 6 to 8 pm, Oxford Book Store, N81 Outer Circle, Connaught Place.
Aug 1 – Mumbai
With Dev Benegal followed by a musical performance by Jeet Thayil and Suman Sridhar at Cheval, 145, VB, Gandhi Road, Kala Ghodha Fort| 6:00 pm onwards
Aug 2 – Bengaluru
with Archana Prasad at Jaaga, No. 68, KH Double Road, 6:30 pm onwards