R. Cheran is a Tamil-Canadian academic, poet, playwright and journalist. He has written over 15 books in Tamil. His work has been translated into 20 languages. His latest book is In a Time of Burning. Dr. Cheran is the recipient of the 2017 International Poetry Award from ONVKurup Foundation. His plays in English have been produced and performed in Toronto, New York, Chicago and New Jersey. In Singapore, modern dance group Chowk produced The Second Sunrise, a performance based on his poems. The Second Sunrise was performed at the Singapore International Dance Festival and the Kennedy Center for the Arts in Washington D.C.
Other Forms of Storytelling
23rd January, Wednesday 11:15AM - 12:15PM Durbar Hall
Jan Carson, Paul McVeigh, R. Cheran and Sunandini Banerjee in conversation with Jayapriya Vasudevan
Poems on the Road by Walking Bookfairs
23rd January, Wednesday 5:15PM - 5:45PM Durbar Hall
Readings by Akhil Katyal, Sohini Basak, R. Cheran and Ulrike Almut Sandig, introduced by Akshaya Bahibala and Satabdi Mishra