Join author Ian Bedford, philosopher Ross Poole, cognitive scientist John Sutton and anthropologist Kalpana Ram for a discussion of memory in daily life, in literature, and in the recent history of India and Australia.
|Date:||Thursday, 19 June 2014|| Books can be
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|Time:||6 for 6.30 pm|
||Upstairs @ Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe NSW|
|Cost:||Free but bookings essential, RSVP directly to Gleebooks on 02 9660 2333
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Ian Bedford's new nove, The Last Candles of the Night,l is a lyrical and moving tale of the pitfalls of memory and the costs of deep allegiance. Amid the annexation of the feudal state of Hyderabad into newly independent India in 1948, a love triangle develops between Philip, an Australian schoolteacher; Anand, an Indian nationalist; and Ragini, a landlord's daughter and communist. The events are recalled 50 years later by Philip in Sydney 2001 - the year of "Tampa" - as he seeks to reconcile with his estranged wife, Jenny.
Professor Ross Poole teaches philosophy and political theory at the New School for Social Research, New York, including courses on Conceptions of Memory and the Politics of Memory. Professor John Sutton is Deputy Director, Department of Cognitive Science, Macquarie University. His latest research includes studies on autobiographical and collective memory and shared memory among older couples, and he has published widely on memory and cognition in literature. Associate Professor Kalpana Ram is an anthropologist and Director of the India Research Centre at Macquarie University. Her most recent book Fertile Disorder: Spirit Possession and its Provocation of Modernity explores subordinated practices among poor women in Tamil Nadu, India.
Ian Bedford is a Sydney-based writer who has lived and travelled in India, Pakistan, Iran and south Central Asia. He has worked for many years in the Anthropology Department at Macquarie University.
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