Literature

13
Nov

Upcoming Event – Poetry with Prakriti Monthly Series | Metro Lands

  Poetry with Prakriti in association with Bonjour India is organizing a Poetry Reading and illustration with the Metro Lands team. As a part of the programme, excerpts from the book will be read along with illustrations in the Chennai Metro (Ashok Nagar to Shenoy Nagar), followed by the same at Alliance Francaise of Madras. About Metro Lands Metro Lands

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6
Nov

Book Launch | POSKEM by Wendell Rodricks

Prakriti Foundation in association with Amethyst launched the book POSKEM – Goans in the Shadow written by Wendell Rodricks on the 10th November, 2017 at 7 pm at The Folly, Amethyst. About the Book Acclaimed Fashion Designer and writer Wendell Rodricks delves into a fictional story based on fact in Poskem. A story that mixes the shadowy world of a

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22
Oct

Poetry with Prakriti Monthly Series – Reading by Claire Le Michel

As part of the Poetry with Prakriti Monthly Series, a reading session with French artist and poet, Claire Le Michel was organized this October. Date & Time: 25th October, 2017 (Wednesday) at 7.00pm Venue: Amdavadi Restaurant, 23/A, North Boag Road, T.Nagar, Chennai – 600017 Poet Claire Le Michel was a part of the fourth edition of Poetry with Prakriti’s Monthly Series. She read

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20
Oct

Poetry with Prakriti Monthly Series – Reading by Ayesha Chatterjee

As part of the Poetry with Prakriti Monthly Series, a reading session with Toronto-based poet, Ayesha Chatterjee was organized this October. Date & Time: 5th October, 2017 at 7.00pm Venue: Amdavadi Restaurant Ayesha read excerpts from her books ‘The Clarity of Distance’ & ‘Bottles and Bones’. While Clarity of Distance dwells on faint childhood memories, Bottles and Bones, her second

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22
Aug

Poetry with Prakriti Monthly Series – Poetry Slam Contest

To commemorate the Madras Day Celebrations, Prakriti Foundation, in association with the U.S. Consulate General Chennai, organized a Poetry Slam Contest titled “Chennai That Was Madras.” The competition was held on Tuesday, the 22nd of August, 2017 between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm at Loyola College (Bertram Hall), Chennai. Poetry Slam is a competitive art of performance poetry. Participants were

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20
Aug

Book Launch – The Third Squad by V. Sanjay Kumar

Prakriti Foundation launched the book The Third Squad by V. Sanjay Kumar on the 23 August, 2017 at 7 pm at Amdavadi Snack House. About the Book Karan is an expert sharpshooter who never misses his mark. He belongs to a police hit squad formed to only commit encounter killings. All members of this squad fall somewhere along the autism spectrum. Karan, who

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10
Aug

Poetry with Prakriti Monthly Series – Ranjani Murali

Chicago-based poet Ranjani Murali was presented during the first edition of Poetry with Prakriti’s all new Monthly Series. Date & Time: 10th August, 2017 at 7.00pm Venue: Amdavadi Restaurant She read excerpts from her book Blind Screens that revolved around nostalgia of growing up and living in Chennai that was Madras. Ranjani Murali also conducted a workshop the following day. She

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2
Aug

The Whabiz Merchant Memorial Lecture (IV Edition) by Prof. David Shulman

Kalakshetra in association with Prakriti Foundation were delighted to present The Whabiz Merchant Memorial Lecture (IV Edition) by Prof. David Shulman. The topic was ‘Visions of Dust: A Bottom-Up View of the South Indian Universe‘. The lecture was convened by Hoshang Merchant. Date & Time: Wednesday, 9th August at 7 pm Venue: Under the Banyan Tree (Kalakshetra Campus) Visions of Dust:

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6
Jan

Book Launch – The High Priestess Never Marries by Sharanya Manivannan

Prakriti Foundation launched the book The High Priestess Never Marries by Sharanya Manivannan on the 6th January 2017 at 7 pm at Amdavadi Snack House. The author was in conversation with Prof. K. Srilata. About the Book A Sri Lankan mermaid laments the Arthurian Fisher King, a woman treks to a cliff in the Nilgiris with honey gatherers of the Irula

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5
Nov

Book Launch – A Madrasi Memoir by Renuka Narayanan

Prakriti Foundation launched the book A Madras Memoir by Renuka Narayanan on the 5th November, 2016 at 7 pm at Amethyst, Royapettah. About the Book The radically westernised ‘whiskey-sambar’ Tamil brahmins of twentieth century India were a law unto themselves and broke every last taboo of five millennia of orthodoxy, while unable to wholly tear out their brahminical roots. This unsparing personal

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