In this solo performance, the brilliant intellectual, writer and essayist Pankaj Mishra presented the argument of his groundbreaking 2017 publication Age of Anger: A History of the Present. Mishra argues that the Enlightenment ideals of rational self-interest and humanism are no longer sufficient to explain the world in which we live. Instead, we must look to the wisdom of a number of post-Enlightenment thinkers in an effort to understand that although times may have changed, human nature has not.
- Event: Solo Act
- Participant: Pankaj Mishra
- Location: Hall de Galle, Galle Fort
- Date: Thursday, Jan 25th, 2018
- Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Photography by The Fotocube