Lecture on 'Tagore's short stories in English'
Prof. Chakaravarty, a well-know academic and author will delivering a
lecture on "Tagore's Short Stories in English" at 12 noon on June 11 at
the Department of English of the University of Colombo.
Prof. Radha Chakravarty
The lecture is organised by the Indian Cultural Centre in association
with the Centre for Contemporary Indian Studies and the Department of
English, University of Colombo.
Her second lecture on "Representations of the body in stories by
South Asian Women" will be held at 4.00 pm on June 13 at the Seminar
Room, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya. Prof. Radha Chakravarty
is a well-known Indian scholar, author and writer who teaches English
Literature at Gargi College, University of Delhi. She co-edited the
largest anthology of Rabindranath Tagore's works available in English,
published by Harvard University Press to mark the 150th birth
anniversary of Gurudev Tagore.
Prof. Radha Chakravarty has translated several of Tagore's works,
including Gora, Boyhood Days, Chokher Bali, Farewell Song: Shesher
Kabita and The Land of Cards: Stories, Poems and Plays for Children.
Other works in translation include Bankimchandra Chatterjee's
Kapalkundala, In the Name of the Mother by Mahasweta Devi, and
Crossings: Stories from Bangladesh and India. She has edited Bodymaps:
Stories by South Asian Women and co-edited Writing Feminism: South Asian
Voices and Writing Freedom: South Asian Voices.
She is also the author of Feminism and Contemporary Women Writers
(2008) and Tagore and the Modern Novel (Routledge, forthcoming in 2011).
Her essays and review articles have appeared in a number of books and
For further details contact the Indian Cultural Centre or Centre for
Contemporary Indian Studies, University of Colombo.