The indian rapes

This autumn, Julia Wiræus’ book about sexualized violence in India will be released. She has spoken with the family of Jyoti Singh, the upper secondary school pupil who was studying physiotherapy and who died after the much publicized bus rape committed in December 2012. Wiræus will speak about the project and about her meetings with the bereaved. Afterwards there will be a conversation with the Indian poet Tishani Doshi, who is writing a work of poetry about the same issues and events. This provides an insight into the systematic misogyny and racism that prevails in today’s Hindu-nationalistic India.

When:Wednesday 31. May at 11:00
Where:Lillehammer Kunstmuseum
Price:120 kr
Info:The conversation will be in English


Julia Wiræus

Julia Wiræus is a freelance journalist in South-Asia, Finland and Sweden.

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Tishani Doshi

Tishani Doshi ia a poet, essayist and dancer.  She is one of the most important English-language, Indian poets of her time. At the festival she will present her poem Girls, which deals with sexualised violence against women in India More >

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