ASM LitClub Talk

The Asiatic Society of Mumbai
               
ASM LitClub Talk
‘Apna Shakespeare: The Bard in India’ by Dr. Shefali Balsari-Shah
on Tuesday, 24th January, 2017, at 4.30 p.m.

 

The Literary Club of the Asiatic Society of Mumbai cordially invites you to attend a talk on ‘Apna Shakespeare: The Bard in India’ by Dr. Shefali Balsari-Shah on Tuesday, 24th January, 2017, at 4.30 p.m. in the Durbar Hall of the Society.

Does Shakespeare resonate with us in India, or is his presence a sign of a continuing colonising mind- set? A steady process of translation, adaptation, and indigenisation of his work, coupled with extensive stage performances in various Indian languages as well as in English, have established Shakespeare as a cultural presence.

Indian cinema in turn, has sought inspiration in Shakespeare and produced several successful film versions, especially the recent ones by Vishal Bhardwaj.

But what of Shakespeare? Shorn of his language, is his essence irrevocably lost? Dr. Shefali Balsari- Shah's talk will look at some of the cinematic adaptations of Shakespeare's plays in India in the larger context of cross- cultural interpretation.

Dr. Shefali Balsari-Shah is a former Associate Professor and Head, Department of English, at St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), Mumbai. She is the Director of the Somaiya Centre for Lifelong Learning. She continues to teach as Visiting Faculty at St. Xavier's and also conducts workshops on various aspects of literature as well as popular culture, film studies and creative writing.

We look forward to seeing you on this occasion.

- Mrs. Sanjeevani Kher, Chairperson – ASM LitClub  
- Prof. Meenal Kshirsagar , Convenor  - ASM LitClub 
- Prof. Vispi Balaporia, Hon. Secretary - ASM