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Encounter with the Indian writer Samhita Arni: “Modern Retelling of the Indian Epics”

Encuentro con la escritora india Samhita Arni: “Narración moderna de la épica india” - IMG 2

The Indian Europe Foundation for New Dialogues (FIND) and Casa Asia organise an encounter with the Indian writer Samhita Arni to discuss literature in modern India. Specifically, we will analyze how sex and gender issues are approached in a changing society such as the Indian.

Samhita is an alumnus of the United World College in Italy and has a double-major in Religion and Film Studies from Mount Holyoke College (USA). She has lived in Indonesia, Pakistan, India, Thailand, Italy and the USA.

When she was eight, Samhita Arni started writing and il­lustrating her first book, The Mahabharata - A Child’s View, went on to be published in seven language editions and sold 50,000 copies worldwide. Samhita’s second book, Sita’s Ramayana was on The New York Times Bestseller list for Graphic Novels for two weeks in 2011.

Her latest novel, The Missing Queen, is a speculative-fiction mythological thriller and has been published by Penguin (Viking) and Zubaan.

Session in English without translation

Presentation hosted by:
Ramon Mª Moreno, Director General of Casa Asia

Samhita Arni, author
Agustí Pàniker, writer and editor of Editorial Kairós

At Casa Asia's Media Library you can find the book El Mahabhárata contado por una niña del mismo autor, as well as the following works of Siruela Publishing House.


2014/06/17 18:30 h

Tuesday, 17th of June 2014 at 6.30pm


Casa Asia Headquarters
Sant Manuel Pavilion
Sant Pau’s Modernist Venue  
c/ Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 167  


Free admission with limited capacity. It is essential to register giving your name, surnames and ID/passport number: [email protected]

Casa Asia, FIND and Editorial Kairós
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