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Wednesday, 05th August, 2020

Aanchal Malhotra

Aanchal Malhotra

Aanchal Malhotra is an oral historian and author of Remnants of A Separation: A History of the Partition Through Material Memory, shortlisted for the British Academy’s 2019 Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding, the Hindu Lit for Life Non Fiction Prize, Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize and the Shakti Bhatt First Book prize. She is the co-founder of the Museum of Material Memory and is currently working on a book about the sensorial landscape of Indian soldiers in World War I.

Session

LIBRARY OF EXILE

Edmund de Waal in conversation with Aanchal Malhotra

Edmund de Waal, the acclaimed and multiple prize winning author of The Hare With The Amber Eyes is also one of the leading lights of the contemporary art scene.  In conversation with Aanchal Malhotra he talks about his current project, the Library of Exile that he created as a 'space to sit and read and be'. It houses more than 2,000 books in translation, written by exiled authors. Unveiled to great acclaim during the Venice Biennale 2019, this porcelain-covered pavilion is intended as a place of contemplation and dialogue. 'It is about exile,' says de Waal, 'what it means to have to move to another country, to speak another language.'