Charu Nivedita

Author • Writer •

Charu Nivedita is the author of nearly hundred works in Tamil, ranging from collections of essays to novels, anthologies of poetry to short stories - Marginal Man, To Byzantium: A Turkey Travelogue, Unfaithfully Yours, Morgue Keeper and Towards a Third Cinema. He experiments with writing forms and satirises his early struggles and foray into writing in his auto-fiction novels. These have been critically acclaimed and translated into different languages. His most popular work, Zero Degree, has been included in university syllabi across the globe and some of his other works have been part of prestigious curations. ‘Conversations with Aurangazeb: A Novel’ is the latest translation of his work which won a grant at the inaugural PEN Presents translation competition.

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Sunday 12 May

The ties that bind us: Reading Marquez today

Panel Discussion

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian novelist, short story writer, and journalist, left an indelible mark on world literature with his pioneering work in the style of magical realism. His narratives resonate deeply with readers worldwide as he explores the themes of solitude, cyclical patterns of life, and complexities of human existence. In this conversation, we aim to revisit Marquez's literary canon through the lens of our present-day realities. How do his stories and characters reflect the postcolonial experiences and struggles that continue to shape our world today? How does his style of magical realism serve as a powerful tool for storytelling and social commentary? With the recent publication of Marquez's final work, we have an opportunity to explore how this posthumous addition to his written oeuvre alters our understanding of his artistic vision and legacy. Join us as we explore the man and his craft in the boundless possibilities of storytelling.