Virtual panel - Joginder Paul: Narrating Partition
The Swedish South Asian Studies Network (SASNET) invites you to an online panel discussion moderated by Amrita Ghosh.
The talk will be hosted on Zoom and will be followed by a Q&A session. It will also be streamed live on Facebook.
About the Speakers:
Sukrita Paul Kumar
Born and brought up in Kenya, Sukrita Paul Kumar is an eminent poet and critic, who held the Aruna Asaf Ali Chair at the University of Delhi. Formerly, a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, she is an Honorary Fellow of the International Writing Programme, University of Iowa (USA), as also of Hong Kong Baptist University and Cambridge Seminars. She is honorary faculty at the Durrell Centre at Corfu (Greece). Her critical books amongst others include Narrating Partition, The New Story, Man, Woman and Androgyny and Ismat, Her Life, Her Times. As Director of a UNESCO project, she edited Mapping Memories, a volume of Urdu short stories from India and Pakistan translated in English. She has been the Guest Editor of several journals in India and abroad, including “Manoa: Crossing Over” (University of Hawaii), “Muse India” (Indian Literatures) and “Margaret Lawrence Review”. She’s on the jury for many literary awards, including the national award for poetry at Jaipur Literary Festival.
Waqas Khwaja was born in Lahore, Pakistan.Khwaja now holds an endowed chair as the Ellen Douglass Leyburn Professor of English at Agnes Scott College, and teaches courses in Postcolonial World literature.
She holds a Ph. D. from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has been Assistant Director for Katha Vilasam, the publishing wing of Katha, an organization that pioneered translations in India. She is the author of My Other Half: Krishna Paul in Conversation with Chandana Dutta (2019) and co-author of a Monograph on Joginder Paul (forthcoming from Sahitya Akademi).