A few Indian Summer Festival Events still!

I’ve missed this year, but take a look.

For example:


The Other Side of Silence, With Urvashi Butalia

DATE & TIME: Saturday, July 14 @ 7:30pm
LOCATION: Studio D, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Simon Fraser University, 149 W Hastings St

Tickets also available at the venue. Please come early.


“Early in my life I realized that knowledge is a most powerful weapon, and the silence of women across the world was premised on the denial of knowledge and information.”

Urvashi Butalia is a renowned Indian writer, publisher, feminist and historian. She was born in Ambala, Punjab, and studied in Delhi and London. She began her publishing career at Oxford University Press and Zed Books, London before returning to Delhi in 1984 to co-found Kali for Women, India’s first feminist publishing house. Urvashi is now the director of Zubaan Books, an imprint of Kali.

Urvashi is the author of the award-winning The Other Side of Silence: Voices from the Partition of India which has been one of the most influential books in South Asian studies for the past decade. It remained at the top of India’s bestseller list for over six months and won the Oral History Book Association Award in 2001. Urvashi has been active in the Indian and global women’s movements. She was awarded the Nikkei Asia Award for Culture  in 2003 both for her book, and for her work with women, women’s writing and publishing. She was presented with the Padma Shree award by the Government of India in 2011, for her distinguished contribution to the humanities and the arts. Join Urvashi as she talks of the women’s movement, partition, publishing and activism, in a conversation with Charlie Smith, Editor of the Georgia Straight.

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