Join us for a day of literary discussions September 17 at Harold Washington Library Center as Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Vijay Seshadri and home-grown poet Srikanth Reddy talk about their work, immigration and the influence of world events on poetry. Their conversation is followed by an event featuring novelist Anuradha Roy discussing the challenges women in India face.
Then on September 27 we welcome world-renowned folk musicians Rajasthan Josh to Richard J. Daley Branch for a performance featuring the mystical sounds of India’s largest state.
These events are part of the sixth annual Eye on India Festival, and CPL is excited to be a part of it! Founded in 2011 to provide a platform for cultural, artistic and educational exchange, collaboration and understanding between India and the United States, Eye on India brings some of the best artists, authors and performers to our city for a festival of Indian culture.
"This year we have a very dynamic lineup of Indian artists from a variety of disciplines. So it is the perfect time to bring the festival's offerings beyond the stage and into the neighborhoods," said Eye on India Founder and President Anuradha Behari.
Eye on India events will take place at venues across the city through October 1. Topics range from the mathematics of traditional Indian folk art to contemporary reinterpretations of Indian fashion.