Friday, July 7, 2017

Celebrating Jane Austen: Readings and Discussions

Toto Funds the Arts & The British Council Library
are pleased to invite you to

“The Sensibility of Jane Austen”
Marking the 200th death anniversary of the Mistress of Irony

Date and Time:  Saturday, 22 July 2017, 6.30 p.m.
Venue:  The British Council Library, Prestige Takt, 23 Kasturba Road Cross (Opposite Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum), Bangalore

Readings of excerpts from her novels
 by the actors Lekha Naidu and Nakul Bhalla
A panel discussion between Cheriyan Alexander and Poorna Swami
moderated by C.K. Meena

Unpacking the life and times of this much-loved writer, her panoply of characters, and the continuing relevance of her work to our part of the world.

Dr Cheriyan Alexander, who has been teaching English at St. Joseph's College, Bangalore for over three decades, is currently Head of the Department of English at SJC. 

Poorna Swami is a writer and dancer who has been Editor-at-Large of the online literary quarterly Asymptote since 2015.

C.K. Meena, novelist/journalist, wishes that Austen’s novels and other unabridged classics weren’t foisted on her during her adolescence because they make so much more sense when read at a later age.

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