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SASKYA JAIN + CHRISTOPHER KLOEBLE - Telling India's history through stories

Jul 15, 2024 | 06:00 PM

Writing duo Saskya Jain and Christopher Kloeble take us to India and talk about how they tell the country's multilingual, multicultural and multi-religious history through stories. In “Geeta Rahman at Championship Point” (2021) by Saskya Jain, a young half-orphan mourns the loss of her mother as she rises to badminton stardom in the turbulent political climate of India in the early 1990s. Christopher Kloeble's “The Museum of the World” (2021; English 2022) is set in the mid-19th century and tells the story of a teenage orphan who leaves colonial Bombay to translate for the German (Bavarian) explorers Hermann, Adolph and Robert Schlagintweit - but above all to achieve a new consciousness.

The discussion (in English) following the reading will focus on the advantages of young protagonists and the challenges of narrating colonial pasts across borders and, of course, respond to questions from the audience.

The event is being organized in cooperation with Dartmouth College. 

Time & Location

Jul 15, 2024 | 06:00 PM

IBZ club