Saturday, December 19, 2015

Freedom Jatha- Talk by Githa Hriharan

What makes a city, or any place, home? The prevailing view of people and places, and their history, has largely been a Western version. What does this gaze look like when it is firmly located here, whether in India or Palestine, and complicated by several cultures, languages, traditions and political debates? Githa Hariharan will talk about her visit to Palestine and read from her book Almost Home which combines memoir and polemic, historical and imagined narrative, anecdote and poetry.

Githa Hariharan is the author of several novels including The Thousand Faces of Night, In Times of Siege and Fugitive Histories, and a collection of essays called Almost Home: Cities and Other Places. She is a member of the Palestine Solidarity Committee in India, for whom she edited the volume From India to Palestine: Essays in Solidarity; and a convener of the Indian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel. For more on this Delhi-based author and her work, visit

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