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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 periodicals worldwide.

For further details contact the Indian Cultural Centre or Centre for Contemporary Indian Studies, University of Colombo.

 

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