In our second Books for Now session, we spent time with the autobiography of Dalit poet Siddalingiah Ooru Keri in its English translation, A Word with You, World. Siddalingiah’s Ooru Keri, which was written in two parts in 1996 and the early 2000s. It was published in S.R. Ramakrishna’s translation by Navayana. Kavya Murthy recaps the event. Find the book in our online store.
The idea of Books for Now is to engage closely with classics which we feel speak to the contemporary. Our first discussion in the series began with a discussion on Hannah Arendt’s Origins of Totalitarianism.
Read this guest post by Arvind Narrain (with inputs from Kavya Murthy).
In this guest post by Chinmay Manoj, read his recap of our event on the book Single By Choice, published by Women Unlimited and with the Network of Women in Media, India (NWMI). Purchase the book here.