A conversation with Anjum Altaf & Amit Basole, co-authors of Thinking With Ghalib: Poetry for a New Generation, a book that focuses not on what Ghalib means but on what Ghalib makes us think of contemporary issues. It puts Ghalib to work and brings Ghalib to life. It is an invitation to think with Ghalib about all the big issues faith and religion, us and them, the nature of divinity, being and nothingness, the importance of thinking for oneself, what it means to believe, and what it takes to be human. It is a roller-coaster ride with one of the most creative minds of all time.
DATE: Tuesday, September 28, 2021
TIME: 10 am Berkeley | 10 pm Lahore | 10:30 pm Bangalore
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This event will also be live streamed on the Institute's FB page: ISASatUCBerkeley
Anjum Altaf is the author of Transgressions: Poems Inspired by Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Aakar Books Delhi 2019, Liberty Books Karachi 2020, Kindle 2021. He obtained a MA and PhD from Stanford University and was Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Lahore University of Management Sciences.
Amit Basole is Associate Professor of Economics at Azim Premji University, Bangalore where he also heads the Centre for Sustainable Employment. He is the lead author of State of Working India, a periodic report on Indias labour market. Urdu poetry as well as history and architecture of the Indian subcontinent are his passions.
The event is FREE and OPEN to the public.