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Renowned Indian Writer and Dancer Tulsi Badrinath to visit Hope

Tulsi Badrinath Tuesday 10 May 2016

Join visiting Indian Writer and Dancer Tulsi Badrinath for a reading from her fiction followed by an informal Q&A at Hope Park.

Tulsi will showcase her work in the Senior Common Room in the Frances Mary Lescher building on Thursday 26th May at 5pm.

Born in 1967 in Madras, Tulsi has a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Stella Maris College and an MBA from Ohio University, Athens.

Her poems, articles, reviews and short stories have appeared in various publications, including The Week, India Today, Namaste, the Little Magazine, Sruti, the Book Review, Indian Express, The Hindu, Deccan Herald and Deccan Chronicle.

Meeting Lives, her first novel, was published by Niyogi Books in 2008. Man of a Thousand Chances is her second novel. Both novels were long listed for the Man Asian Literary Prize 2007 and 2008 respectively. Master of Arts: A Life in Dance was declared one of the ten best books of 2013 by Hindustan Times. Madras, Chennai and the Self: Conversations with the City - her fourth book - was published in 2015, and named the best writing so far on the city in The Hindu.

From the age of eight, Tulsi learnt the classical dance form Bharatanatyam from her gurus The Dhananjayans, and as part of their troupe, danced at the Festival of India, USSR, 1987. She has performed solo widely in India and abroad.

The event is open to all and light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Dr Eleanor Rees to confirm attendance. 

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