Date: Thursday, January 12 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Amangalla Hotel, Galle Fort.
For all of India’s myths, sea of stories and moral epics, Indian history remains a curiously unpeopled place.
This insightful and charming talk by Sunil Khilnani, Professor and Director of the India Institute at King’s College London, fills that space. It recaptures the human dimension of how the world’s largest democracy came to be.
With wry humour and uncommon insight, Khilnani will bring alive emperors, warriors, philosophers, poets, stars, and corporate titans – some famous, some unjustly forgotten – from India’s history.
“A majestic sweep of 2,500 years of Indian history…Khilnani is a rare blend of scholar and cracking travel writer, and his book is replete with distinguished characters little known in the West.” – The Sunday Times.
Participant: Professor Sunil Khilnani