Friday, April 29, 2011

Reading on May 7

Toto Funds the Arts

in association with Suchitra's Centre for Film and Drama

is pleased to invite you to a discussion with the poet

Arundhathi Subramaniam

Arundhathi ' will read from her work and discuss the rewards and challenges of writing 'spiritual literature', speaking more specifically of her experience (as a seeker, rather than as a scholar) of writing about two mystics (The Book of Buddha and Sadhguru: More Than A Life), one dead, one alive!

She will be in dialogue with Lata Mani

Venue: Suchitra Film Society, #36, 9th Main, B.V.Karanth Road , BSK II Stage, Bangalore – 560070, Tel: +91-80-26711785

Date and time: Saturday, 7 May 2011, 6 p.m.

Arundhathi Subramaniam is a poet, editor, critic and cultural curator. She is the author of three books of poems, the most recent being Where I Live: New and Selected Poems (Bloodaxe Publishers, UK, 2009). She is also the author of two prose works, The Book of Buddha (Penguin, 2005) and Sadhguru : More Than A Life (Penguin, 2010), and co-editor of Confronting Love (Penguin, 2005), an anthology of contemporary Indian love poems. She is the Editor of the India domain of the Poetry International Web. Arundhathi has curated Indian classical dance and an interactive arts forum at the National Centre for the Performing Arts for several years.

Lata Mani writes on issues in spiritual philosophy, contemporary culture and politics. Her most recent book is SacredSecular: Contemplative Cultural Critique, Routledge 2009.

For those interested: The Book of Buddha (Penguin, 2005), Sadhguru: More Than A Life (Penguin, 2010) and SacredSecular: Contemplative Cultural Critique will be available at the venue.

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