Programme

Award-winning film-maker Mira Nair talks about her cinematic language, the vocabulary of the moving image and her special affinity for literary adaptation. In conversation with Sanjoy K. Roy, she discusses her work, world and motivation.

Peter Frankopan’s ‘Silk Roads’, a major reassessment of world history, has sold over one million copies worldwide. Here, he talks to William Dalrymple about the notion of the Silk Road and discusses why it’s such an important concept today.

The social and political realities of modern India can be effectively understood through its living epics, which are constantly reinterpreted to reflect the collective imagination of its peoples. Writers Amish and Namita Gokhale discuss the intersections of myth, memory and culture in the context of their writing, where they revisit the ancient texts.

Nobel laureate Venki Ramakrishnan speaks of the importance of scientific thinking, medical research and breakthrough technologies to combat the current crisis and prepare better for future pandemics.

Award-winning film-maker Mira Nair talks about her cinematic language, the vocabulary of the moving image and her special affinity for literary adaptation. In conversation with Sanjoy K. Roy, she discusses her work, world and motivation.

Peter Frankopan’s ‘Silk Roads’, a major reassessment of world history, has sold over one million copies worldwide. Here, he talks to William Dalrymple about the notion of the Silk Road and discusses why it’s such an important concept today.

The social and political realities of modern India can be effectively understood through its living epics, which are constantly reinterpreted to reflect the collective imagination of its peoples. Writers Amish and Namita Gokhale discuss the intersections of myth, memory and culture in the context of their writing, where they revisit the ancient texts.

Nobel laureate Venki Ramakrishnan speaks of the importance of scientific thinking, medical research and breakthrough technologies to combat the current crisis and prepare better for future pandemics.