Posts tagged “Jason Grunebaum”

  • “The Walls of Delhi” Book Reading & Discussion at U. Chicago

    April 29, 2014

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    University of Chicago
    915 E 60th Street
    Chicago, IL 60637

    One of India’s most original and audacious writers Uday Prakash will speak at the University of Chicago on April 29th.

    Translated by Jason Grunebaum, The Walls of Delhi is an intricately  woven book, composed of three stinging and comic tales of living and surviving in today’s globalized India: a sweeper discovers a cache of black money and escapes to see the Taj Mahal with his underage mistress; an untouchable races to reclaim his life stolen by an upper-caste identity thief; a slum baby’s head gets bigger and bigger as he gets smarter and smarter, while his family tries to find a cure.

    In these stories, Prakash portrays the realities about caste and class with an authenticity rarely seen in English-language fiction about South Asia. Told in a compelling, vivid, and thoroughly modern voice, sharply political but free of heavy handedness, Prakash’s words leave an imprint on the mind and heart long after the final page is turned.

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  • Uday Prakash to Speak at Northwestern University

    April 28, 2014

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    Leopold Room in Harris Hall
    on Northwestern’s Evanston campus

    One of India’s most original and audacious writers Uday Prakash will speak at Northwestern University on April 28th.

    Translated by Jason Grunebaum, The Walls of Delhi is an intricately  woven book, composed of three stinging and comic tales of living and surviving in today’s globalized India: a sweeper discovers a cache of black money and escapes to see the Taj Mahal with his underage mistress; an untouchable races to reclaim his life stolen by an upper-caste identity thief; a slum baby’s head gets bigger and bigger as he gets smarter and smarter, while his family tries to find a cure.

    In these stories, Prakash portrays the realities about caste and class with an authenticity rarely seen in English-language fiction about South Asia. Told in a compelling, vivid, and thoroughly modern voice, sharply political but free of heavy handedness, Prakash’s words leave an imprint on the mind and heart long after the final page is turned.

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  • Jason Grunebaum, translator of ‘Walls of Delhi’ speaking at CUNY tonight

    September 27, 2013

    Walls of Delhi comps C-2The Walls of Delhi, an acclaimed collection of short stories by Indian author Uday Paresh will be released next May and is masterfully translated by Jason Grunebaum.

    Check out Jason speaking at the CUNY Graduate Center this Friday, September 27th at 5pm in a panel on the challenges of translating work from India’s many languages for an English-speaking audience.

    All events (including the reception) will be held at the James Gallery at the CUNY Graduate Center on Friday, Sept. 27. The symposium is being supported by a grant from Amazon and is co-sponsored by the Center for the Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center, the Walls and Bridges Festival, and the New York Institute for the Humanities. For more information, see the Center for Humanities website.

    5:00 – 6:15 p.m. 
    इंडिया (India, in other words)
    With Jason Grunebaum, Christi A. Merrill, and Eliot Weinberger, moderated by Esther Allen
    What forces make the contemporary Indian literature written in English so globally prominent even as the literatures of the nation’s many other languages remain, for the most part, obscure?

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