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Artist Talk: Amitabha Bagchi & Tabish Khair

The Indian author AMITABHA BAGCHI visits Aarhus Kunstakademi to talk about his works, and life as an immigrant writer, and much more.

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Thursday 26 May 2016,  at 19:30 - 22:00
[Translate to English:] Foto: www.cse.iitd.ernet.in/~bagchi/

Amitabha Bagchi teaches at the Department for Computer Science and Engineering at University of Delhi, but he published his first novel, Above Average, in 2007; it is a story about a young Indian boy who struggles to balance his math studies and his passion for playing in a rock band – two things that may not be so easy to balance. Since the début, he has also published the novels The Householder and This Place.

Bagchi comes to Aarhus in connection to the residence-program FRESH EYES – International Artists Rethink Aarhus; a project made in collaboration between Galleri Image and Aarhus Center for Literature as part of Aarhus being the European Capital of Culture of 2017. The gallery and the center for literature invite photo artists and authors from Europe, Asia, and Africa to Aarhus to recreate and rethink the city in their art. Previously authors like Jacques Jouet (F), Andri Snær Magnason (IS), Carl Jóhan Jensen (FO), Abdellah Taïa (MA), and the photographers Tom Lovelace (UK), Miriam O’Connor (IRL), Thomas Kellner (DE), and others have visited Aarhus in connection to the FRESH EYES-project.

For this event Amitabha Bagchi will meet up with the author TABISH KHAIR who has published several books including The Bus Stopped (2004) and The Thing About Thugs (2010). In addition, Khair is an associate professor at the Department for English Studies at Aarhus University.

This event is conducted in English and, as always, there is no entrance fee.