The World Writers' Festival: Writers of India

Columbia University and the Bibliothèque nationale de France presented more than 20 events in Paris featuring 14 renowned writers from India.  

Over four days, writers including Vikram Chandra, Kiran Desai, Jeet Thayil, Urvashi Butalia, Indra Sinha, Shumona Sinha, et Amit Chaudhuri and others met for panel discussions, lectures and musical performances.

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