The Asia House Festival of Asian Literature

The Asia House Festival of Asian Literature

The Asia House Festival of Asian Literature celebrates the newest and best writing on Asia in a series of talks and discussions. Focusing on Asian and non-Asian authors writing about Asia, the programme covers a broad spectrum of fiction and non-fiction from a selection of Asian countries.

In his lavishly illustrated companion book to his BBC TV series, Michael Wood weaves a spellbinding narrative out of the 10,000 year history of India. Home to more than a fifth of the world’s population, the subcontinent gave birth to the oldest and most influential civilization on earth, to four world religions, and to the world’s largest democracy. Now, as India bids to become a global giant, Wood traces the roots of India’s present in the riches of her past and shows how some of India’s conclusions about the nature of civilization have lost none of their relevance for our own times.

One of Britain’s best loved historians, Michael Wood has been travelling the world since his teens. As a historian, writer and film maker, he has many bestselling books and has over 80 documentaries to his name. The Story of India has come out of his long attachment to India which has developed through more than 20 trips over 30 years.

Region: All
Start Date: 12/05/2008
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Start Time: 18:30
Venue: Asia House
Venue Address: 63 New Cavendish Street, London
Website: http://www.asiahouse.org
Press Tickets: Available
Sponsorship: Not Available
 
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