Lands, languages and borders
What happens to a language when its land and people are partitioned? To explore this compelling and complex question a day long symposium Partitioned Voices, Divided Tongues? is been organised to give a look at the contemporary Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi and Bengali. These languages have undergone this experience. A gathering of prominent writers, experts and translators will discuss the various nuances of language and partition.
The participants at the talk will be Urvashi Butalia, Navaneeta Dev Sen, Nirupama Dutt, Selina Hossain, Rakshanda Jalil, Rita Kothari, Chhavi Malik, Saeed Naqvi, Aruna Sinha.
The talk will focuss on the questions like- Can a language be partitioned? Various perspective and viewpoints will be discussed by all the participants. The next topic will be on language and its identity. The talk on this will be moderated by Butalia and will be discussed by Sen, Naqvi, Hossain and Malik. The realities of 21 century will be put forward by Dutt, Jalil, Kothari and Sinha and will be moderated by Anjum Katyal.
The symposium will be followed by a musical performance Azad Samandar by Rashmi Aggarwal.
When: 26 April
Where: N81 Connaught Place