Githa Hariharan: The Writer in Search of Citizenship
November 1, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
How does a writer find her voice? And how does she locate herself among the power structures that operate in the world around her? Drawing on her own work, Githa Hariharan examines the writer’s struggle to enlarge the small space occupied by an individual life. She describes the project of giving voice to a mosaic of voices and their multiple narratives, mapped onto diverse locations. Using her own journey as a writer, and her social commitments as a citizen, she traces the creative process through several prisms, from politics to cultural locations to strategies of craft.
Githa Hariharan is a writer based in Dehli. She has written novels, short fiction and essays over the last three decades. Her most recent novel is I Have Become the Tide. Hariharan has been a commentator on cultural politics and is a founder member of the Indian Writers Forum.
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