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Wednesday, 8th July, 2020
Guillermo Rodríguez is the founding director of Casa de la India, a pioneering cultural centre in Spain, which has become the model for India’s cultural diplomacy abroad. A passionate traveller, he lived in South India throughout the 1990s. He is the author of When Mirrors Are Windows: A View of AK Ramanujan’s Poetics.
AK Ramanujan: A Poet's Diary
Krishna Ramanujan and Guillermo Rodríguez in conversation
The legendary poet, folklorist, translator and scholar AK Ramanujan left an indelible mark on the understanding and appreciation of Indian literature around the world. After his premature death in 1993, Ramanujan’s personal journals, diaries and notes, referred to as the ‘AKR Papers’, remained with the University of Chicago until his son Krishna Ramanujan and Guillermo Rodriguez edited them. Published as Journeys: A Poet’s Diary, they take us to the heart of the poet scholar’s vision and work. Krishna Ramanujan is a science writer at Cornell University. Rodriguez is the Founding Director of Casa de la India and the author of When Mirrors are Windows: A View of A.K. Ramanujan’s Poetics. Together , they bring Ramanujan’s luminous aesthetics to life.