Lata Mani - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)

Sessions

Day 1
3:30 pm – 8:00 am
The Red Couch

Writing Presence – Reading and Conversation

Lata Mani with Deepa Dhanraj

Day 1
7:15 pm – 8:00 am
Tughlaq

Speaking of the Sacred

H S Shivaprakash, Lata Mani, Mani Rao and Shabnam Virmani

Bio

Lata Mani, Ph.D. is a feminist historian, cultural critic, contemplative writer and filmmaker. She is the author of The Integral Nature of Things: Critical Reflections on the Present (Routledge, 2013), Interleaves: Ruminations on Illness and Spiritual Life (Yoda, 2011), Sacred Secular: Contemplative Cultural Critique, (Routledge, 2009) and Contentious Traditions: The Debate on Sati in Colonial India (University of California Press, 1998). Her books for children, The Tamarind Tree, The Spider’s Web, The Bee Master (all Tulika) & Laxman’s Questions (Pratham).

Her films include Leela’s Journey (2009); & with Nicolàs Grandi, Here-Now (2012); Nocturne I and Nocturne II (2013); De Sidere 7 (2014; artist book 2015); The Earth on its Axis, We in our Skin: The Tantra of Embodiment (2015) & The Poetics of Fragility (2016) an ongoing transmedia project: film, artist book, audio and video installations & artifacts.