4th Navayana-Sarai Lecture
from 15:30 to 17:00
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Sarai and Navayana invite you to the fourth in the series of Navayana-Sarai lectures on Monday, 27 July 2009, 3.30 p.m. at the Seminar Room, CSDS
Hindi writer Ajay Navaria shall read selections from his short fiction, and
Laura Brueck shall speak on “The Alienation of Modernity in Ajay Navaria’s Fiction”.
Ajay Navaria is the author of a collection of short stories (Patkatha aur anya Kahaniyan, 2006) and the novel (Udhar Ke Log, 2008). Navaria has been involved with the premier literary journal Hans as a guest editor for special issues. He was bestowed with the Sahitiyik Kriti Award in 2008 by the Hindi Academy, Delhi. Navaria teaches at Jamia Milia Islamia University, Delhi.
Laura Brueck is Assistant Professor in Hindi at the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Her research focuses on contemporary Hindi Dalit literature. Her 2006 PhD dissertation was titled “Rethinking Resistance: Constructing a Hindi Dalit Literary Identity in Contemporary India”.