Sir Salman Rushdie Lecture
Sir Salman Rushdie, award-winning author and featured India Remixed cultural luminary, will receive an honorary degree and present a lecture at IU Auditorium on Thursday, March 29. Presented by the IU Arts and Humanities Council, in partnership with the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost, this fascinating talk on “Wonder Tales: East Meets West” accompanied by the honorary degree ceremony should not be missed.
Sir Salman Rushdie is the author of a dozen classic novels about modern India and one of the world’s most influential living writers. His breakout novel, Midnight’s Children, won the Booker Prize in 1981, and Rushdie received a Queen’s Knighthood in 2007. His most recent novel, The Golden House, was published in 2017.
His talk “Wonder Tales: East Meets West” will examine the source of literature in the fabulist tales of the East, as well as Western folktale, and how these are relevant to the modern world.
This event is part of the IU Arts and Humanities Council’s 2018 Global Arts and Humanities Festival: India Remixed. The largest Indian arts and culture festival ever mounted in the Midwest, India Remixed offers a range of programming from February to April 2018, including exhibits, performances, and films.
The Global Arts and Humanities Festival was created to celebrate the international ties of IU Bloomington’s campus and the central role arts and humanities play in its international offerings and cultural exchanges. The festival is an annual event highlighting the art and culture of a different country or region each spring semester. Learn more about India Remixed at go.iu.edu/india-remixed.