THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH EVENT

Sonia Faleiro & Megha Majumdar: Outrages in India

  • Tue 17 Aug 19:00 - 20:00
  • Baillie Gifford Theatre (in West Court)
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Pay what you can to watch online. Available live, then on-demand until 23:59 on Thursday 30 September.

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  • Baillie Gifford Theatre (in West Court)
  • £14.00 [£12.00]
Sponsored by
Centre of South Asian Studies
Sonia Faleiro & Megha Majumdar: Outrages in India
Sponsored by
Centre of South Asian Studies

In a village in Uttar Pradesh, North India, two teenage girls go missing and are later discovered hanging from a tree. What happened and why did they die? And why on earth do the grieving women of the village form a circle round the tree trunk to prevent the girls from being taken down? Sonia Faleiro’s The Good Girls is a deeply affecting account of events in rural India, and a searing analysis of family honour in the community. Meanwhile, Megha Majumdar’s debut novel, A Burning, is set in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata where a young Muslim woman is falsely accused of a terrorist attack in the railway station and is thrown into jail to await trial and execution. A 'gripping thriller with compassionate social commentary', Majumdar deftly draws a nation set for political combustion. Both of these books, though set at opposite ends of a vast country, are finely observed, gripping evocations of life and politics in India. Faleiro and Majumdar join us to explore the country’s fascinating moral complexities.

This is a live event, with an author Q&A. The authors are taking part remotely; if buying a ticket to watch the event in-person, you’ll watch them on a large screen in the venue.

Supported by the Centre for South Asian Studies

Categories: Crime/Thriller, Family, Gender/Sexuality, How We Live, Politics, War/Terrorism, World Voices

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