Padam Singh of Ghanerao on a hunting party at Ajmer Ghanerao, Rajasthan, by Manno, 1721 © V&A Images/Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Padam Singh of Ghanerao on a hunting party at Ajmer
Ghanerao, Rajasthan, by Manno, 1721
© V&A Images/Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Contemporary Literary Festival
Programmed by the Asian Word


Thursday 8 April 19.00
The Pakistani Literati

Award winning authors Kamila Shamsie (Burnt Shadows), Daniyal Mueenuddin (In Other Rooms, Other Wonders) and Ali Sethi (The Wish Maker) discuss their books and the contemporary geopolitics that have changed the world's awareness of their country and their writing. Chaired by Moni Mohsin, author (Diary of a Social Butterfly) and columnist for Pakistan's Daily Times.
Tickets:
£5/£4 concessions and Gallery Supporters
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
This exhibition is now closed

Thursday 15 April 19.00
The Last Jews of Kerala

British-Indian journalist and author of Holy Warriors, Edna Fernandes explores the rise and fall of the Jewish community in Kerala - a community which will cease to exist within the next generation.
Tickets:
£5/£4 concessions and Gallery Supporters
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
This exhibition is now closed

Thursday 22 April 19.00
Fatima Bhutto - Songs of Blood and Sword

Fatima Bhutto, political commentator and fearless niece of Benazir, is one of the most outspoken critics of Pakistan's current regime. Her new book examines the interweaving of the Bhutto dynasty, politics and violence in Pakistan over the past 30 years and discusses the building of a more empowered and democratic future for the country.
Tickets:
£5/£4 concessions and Gallery Supporters
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
This exhibition is now closed

Friday 14 May 19.00
From the Dark Side: Indian Crime Fiction

Part of the India Noir LATE
Unmitigated corruption, daylight robbery and contract killings; Delhi and Calcutta provide fertile ground for tales of darkness and crime. Glen Peters, Ruchir Joshi and Hirsh Sawhney discuss the Indian underworld. FREE
Ondaatje Wing Theatre

Thursday 27 May 19.00
Migration and Displacement: New Writing from India

Neel Mukherjee (A Life Apart), Tishani Doshi (The Pleasure Seekers) and Nitasha Kaul (Residue) discuss the 'enigma of arrival' for Indians in multicultural Britain, from the 1970s to the present day. With broadcaster and author, Sukhdev Sandhu.
Tickets: £5/£4 concessions and Gallery Supporters
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
This exhibition is now closed

Thursday 10 June 19.00
Conflict in Kashmir

Kashmir has, since 1989, been the heart of an insurgency which has become the rallying cry for jihadi movements across the region. Victoria Schofield and Justine Hardy explore the region.
Tickets: £5/£4 concessions and Gallery Supporters
Ondaatje Wing Theatre