Chandan Gowda - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Day 1
1:45 pm

Why The Mahatma Matters

Sudhir Chandra, Vinay Lal with Chandan Gowda


Chandan Gowda is Ramakrishna Hegde Chair Professor of Decentralization at the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bengaluru. Besides academic publications, he has translated Kannada fiction and non-fiction into English, including UR Ananthamurthy’s novella, Bara. He has compiled and edited The Way I See It: A Gauri Lankesh Reader and Theatres of Democracy: Selected Essays of Shiv Visvanathan. A Life in the World, a book of autobiographical interviews he did with UR Ananthamurthy was published recently. At present, he is completing a book on the cultural politics of development in the old Mysore state and co-translating and editing Daredevil Mustafa, a book of short stories by the Kannada writer, KP Purnachandra Tejasvi. He is also a columnist with Deccan Herald.