Toto Funds the Arts
British Council Library, Bangalore
are delighted to invite you to
the eighth talk of TFA’s series Creative Journeys
by the well-known Kannada writer
Date: Friday, 23 March 2018. Time: 6.30 p.m.
Venue: British Council Library, Prestige Takt, 23, Kasturba Road Cross (Opposite Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum), Bangalore
JAYANT KAIKINI is a Kannada poet, short story writer, columnist and playwright living in Bangalore. He has six short-story and five poetry anthologies, three collections of non-fiction, and three plays to his credit; he is also a much sought-after lyricist, script and dialogue writer for Kannada films. Among his many literary awards are the Karnataka Sahitya Academy award which he first won at the age of 19 in 1974 for his debut poetry collection, followed by three more in 1982, 1989 and 1996 for his short story collections. He received the Karnataka State Award for best dialogue and lyrics, and the Filmfare Award for best lyrics in Kannada four times — in 2008, 2009, 2016 and 2017. A well-known television personality, he was conferred with an honorary doctorate from the Tumkur University in 2011 for his contribution to Kannada literature, film and television. His latest book is an anthology of essays on cinema, and his latest short story collection in English translation is No Presents Please: Mumbai Stories (Harper 2017).
His unfettered anecdotal chat in English salted with Kannada, moderated by journalist-author C.K. Meena, will span the ups and downs in his life, his intense relationship with Mumbai, his literary universe, his experiences in television and cinema and — in true Jayant mode — unexpected forays into whatever strikes his mind and stirs his memory.
The TFA Creative Journeys is a series of talks, providing a platform for both younger and more experienced writers, filmmakers, performing artists and visual artists to speak about the influences, impulses, processes and thinking that have shaped the art they produce.
Previous speakers have been Gieve Patel, Sunil Shanbag, Surupa Sen, Jitish Kallat, Sampurna Chattarji, Susmit Sen and Neel Chaudhuri with The Tadpole Repertory.