WRITER AND CULTURAL ACTIVIST
Guillermo Rodríguez, an active promoter of Indo-Spanish cultural relations, is the founding director of Casa de la India, a pioneering cultural center in Spain, which has become a model for India’s cultural diplomacy abroad. A passionate traveller, he lived in India in the 1990s and specialized in modern Indian poetry in English, obtaining a PhD in English from the University of Kerala and the University of Valladolid. He regularly publishes critical essays on Indian literature and culture, and is the author of When Mirrors Are Windows: A View of A.K. Ramanujan’s Poetics. In 2012, he was awarded the Friendship Award by the Minister of External Affairs, Government of India, for his contribution to Indo-Spanish cultural relations.