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A New Tandav

Indian Cultural Centre

Sao Paulo

(Almeda Sarutaia 380, Jardim Paulista, Sao Paulo)

The Indian Cultural Centre (ICC) will be organising on Monday, 17 July 2017 at 1830 hrs a Talk by Mr. Gautam Chakrabarti in English, titled : "A New 'Tandav': Indian Angry Heroes in the Theatre and Bollywood".

Brief CV: Gautam Chakrabarti

Research Fellow with the Sub-Project “Learning ‘the Moscow Rules’: Theatre Artists from Postcolonial India in the Eastern Bloc, 1950-80,” in the ERC-Project "Developing Theatre,"  Centre for Global Theatre History, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany. He is also an Assistant Lecturer in "Berlin and German Studies" at the Freie Universität Berlin (FUB). He has also taught English and Comparative Literature at the FUB, where he was a Dahlem Research School HONORS Postdoctoral Fellow (2014-15) with the project “'Non-Committal

Involvements': Literary Detectives and Cold Warriors across Eurasia." He was, in 2016, a Global Humanities Junior Research and Teaching Fellow (Outgoing), representing the DAAD-funded Thematic Network 'Principles of Cultural Dynamics' (FUB) at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. He has also finished, at the FUB, his PhD on "Familiarising the Exotic: Introducing European Drama in Early Modern India" (2011-14); the dissertation is currently in preparation as a book manuscript. He has studied English Literature and Culture Studies in Calcutta and Delhi, India, and has taught in various colleges of the University of Delhi (2003-10). He was a Visiting Lecturer in English language, literature and culture and Hindi in two universities and institutes in St Petersburg, Russia (2008-9). He has also delivered invited lectures on various themes in Comparative Literary-Cultural History and Indian Studies in Finland, the Baltic States, Poland, Israel and South Africa.

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