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The Asiatic Society of Mumbai
               
ASM LitClub Lecture
‘Shakespeare in Maharashtra’ by Professor Pushpa Bhave
 on Tuesday, 28th February, 2017, at 4.30 p.m.
 
The Literary Club of the Asiatic Society of Mumbai cordially invites you to attend a lecture on ‘Shakespeare in Maharashtra’ by Professor Pushpa Bhave on Tuesday, 28th February, 2017, at 4.30 p.m. in the Durbar Hall of the Society.
 
This presentation seeks to develop a picture of Shakespeare in Maharashtra's renaissance. It is a succinct study not just of translations and adaptations but that of the continuous engagement with Shakespeare by the community of teachers and academicians.

Professor Pushpa Bhave is an eminent academician.  She is a drama critic, an activist and a guiding force for the emerging generations.  Professor Bhave’s deep understanding of stage craft, and her perceptive analysis have earned her the respect of all performers.
 
We look forward to seeing you on this occasion.

Event Date    :  Tuesday, 28th February, 2017
Time & venue :  4.30 p.m. – Durbar Hall
 
Mrs. Sanjeevani Kher , Chairperson – ASM LitClub
Prof. Meenal Kshirsagar, Convenor  - ASM LitClub
Prof. Vispi Balaporia, Hon. Secretary - ASM       

The Asiatic Society of Mumbai
takes pleasure in inviting you and your friends to the lecture under the aegis of
Centre for Labour Studies
by Dr. Vivek Monteiro
Secretary, Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), Maharashtra
on
“Can the working class shape politics in India?”
on Wednesday, 22nd February, 2017, at 5.30 p.m.
in the Durbar Hall of the Society
Adv. Sanjay Kher
Counsel, Bombay High Court, will preside.
Kindly join us for tea at 5.00 p.m.
Dr. Meena Vaishampayan, Chairperson, Endowment Lectures Committee
Prof. Vispi Balaporia, Hon. Secretary

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