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Jeet Thayil

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Ep-31 Jeet Thayil

Hooked On Books

Names of the Women begins with Christ on the cross addressing Mary of Magdala, asking her to bear witness to his death. As the novel unfolds, it tells the stories of fifteen women whose lives overlapped with the life of Christ. Lydia and Assia, Martha and Mary of Bethany, Junia the Widow of Jerusalem, Susanna the Barren, Ariamma the Canaanite, and others whose names have been spoken only in passing or not at all. Women who stayed with Christ through the crucifixion, when his disciples had abandoned him, and who spread his radical message - one that made them equals and a profound threat to power within the church. Together, the voices of the women dare us to reimagine the story of the New Testament in a way it has never before been told.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

28mins

9 Jun 2021

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LOW : Jeet Thayil in conversation with Sampurna Chattarji.Jeet Thayil

JLF Brave New World

talks about his latest novel ‘Low’, his forthcoming book ‘Names of the Women’ and takes part in an ‘Ask Me Anything’ interaction with the audience See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

41mins

3 May 2020

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Viviana Durante, Jeet Thayil, filming amidst the coronavirus outbreak, new visa rules for touring artists

Front Row

Ballerina Viviana Durante discusses her evening of dance celebrating Isadora Duncan, whose radical barefoot dancing shocked and enthralled European audiences in the early 1900s, before she was killed in a freak accident when her scarf got caught in the wheels of a car.Life is beginning to imitate art for a British film crew in northern Italy. Director Nicholas Hulbert discusses the challenges they’re facing from the coronavirus outbreak as they film The Decameron, the 14th century Italian collection of novellas about a small group of young people sheltering in a secluded villa to escape the Black Death. Deborah Annetts, Chief Executive of the Incorporated Society of Musicians, on the impact of the recently announced proposed changes to the immigration system to musicians and others working in the creative industries.Booker shortlisted author Jeet Thayil discusses his new novel Low, which follows one man’s weekend of self-destructive grief in Mumbai. It's a black comedy, a tender portrayal of depression and drug addiction, a love letter to Mumbai and a biting satire of contemporary Indian society.Presenter: John Wilson Producer: Hannah RobinsMain image: Viviana Durante Company performing Dance of the Furies in Isadora NowImage credit: David Scheinmann

28mins

26 Feb 2020

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Two Poets Reading: Jeet Thayil and Srikanth Reddy (audio)

The University of Chicago Center in Delhi

If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to digicomm@uchicago.edu.Poets Jeet Thayil and Srikanth Reddy read from their works. The session is moderated by Akhil Katyal, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Shiv Nadar University.Jeet Thayil was born in Mamalasserie, Kerala, and educated in Bombay, Hong Kong, and New York. His four poetry collections include “English” and “These Errors Are Correct,” which won the 2013 Sahitya Akademi Award for poetry. He is editor of “The Bloodaxe Book of Contemporary Indian Poets” and visiting professor of poetry at the University of Goa. As a musician and songwriter, he is one-half of the contemporary music project Sridhar/Thayil. Thayil’s novel “Narcopolis” won the 2012 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the Man Asian Literature Prize, and the Commonwealth Prize.University of Chicago Associate Professor Srikanth Reddy is the author of two books of poetry—“Facts for Visitors” and “Voyager,” and the critical study “Changing Subjects: Digressions in Modern American Poetry.” Reddy’s awards include fellowships from the Whiting Foundation, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and the Mellon Foundation. His poems have appeared in the anthologies “Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation” (2004) and “Isn’t It Romantic: 100 Love Poems by Younger American Poets” (2004). In addition to teaching in UChicago’s Department of English and Program in Creative Writing, he also works closely with the Program in Poetry and Poetics—an interdisciplinary collective of scholars, poets, and translators who work on poetry across a diversity of regions, historical periods, and theoretical approaches.

1hr 17mins

3 Apr 2015

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Two Poets Reading: Jeet Thayil and Srikanth Reddy (video)

The University of Chicago Center in Delhi

If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to digicomm@uchicago.edu.Poets Jeet Thayil and Srikanth Reddy read from their works. The session is moderated by Akhil Katyal, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Shiv Nadar University.Jeet Thayil was born in Mamalasserie, Kerala, and educated in Bombay, Hong Kong, and New York. His four poetry collections include “English” and “These Errors Are Correct,” which won the 2013 Sahitya Akademi Award for poetry. He is editor of “The Bloodaxe Book of Contemporary Indian Poets” and visiting professor of poetry at the University of Goa. As a musician and songwriter, he is one-half of the contemporary music project Sridhar/Thayil. Thayil’s novel “Narcopolis” won the 2012 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the Man Asian Literature Prize, and the Commonwealth Prize.University of Chicago Associate Professor Srikanth Reddy is the author of two books of poetry—“Facts for Visitors” and “Voyager,” and the critical study “Changing Subjects: Digressions in Modern American Poetry.” Reddy’s awards include fellowships from the Whiting Foundation, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and the Mellon Foundation. His poems have appeared in the anthologies “Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation” (2004) and “Isn’t It Romantic: 100 Love Poems by Younger American Poets” (2004). In addition to teaching in UChicago’s Department of English and Program in Creative Writing, he also works closely with the Program in Poetry and Poetics—an interdisciplinary collective of scholars, poets, and translators who work on poetry across a diversity of regions, historical periods, and theoretical approaches.

1hr 17mins

3 Apr 2015

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In Conversation With Jeet Thayil

RTHK: HK Literary Festival 2012

Jeet Thayil is a performance poet, librettist, songwriter/musician and self-confessed former drug addict. His book Narcopolis has been shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize. In conversation with RTHK's Hugh Chiverton, the themes and characters in

1hr 3mins

26 Oct 2012

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Jeet Thayil: The Granta Podcast, Ep. 37

Granta

Jeet Thayil talks to Ted Hodgkinson abot his Booker shortisted novel, Narcopolis.

34mins

17 Oct 2012