Recent and Upcoming Talks and Appearances

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Jaipur Literature Festival 2020

24 Jan | 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM, Front Lawn
Marcus du Sautoy, John Lanchester and Jaspreet Bindra in conversation with Akash Kapur

25 Jan | 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM, Samvad
Akash Kapur in conversation with Peter Hessler


Selected Previous Events and Appearances:

November 14 2014, 6:30pm, Alliance Francaise, New Delhi: “Writers, Etc,” in conversation with Manu Joseph

October 17 2014, 7pm, Alliance Francaise, Pondicherry: “Narratives of Modern India,” in conversation with William Dalrymple

Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, June 25th, 2013, 5:00-6:00pm.

Fusion Partners Conference, April 24th, 2013, Beijing: Talk on “India in Transition.”

Mumbai LitLive, NCPA, November 1st, 1:30-2:30pm: Book launch, and in conversation with Gurcharan Das, Pranay Gupte, Vijay Joshi. Chair: Sanjay Jha.

Mowbrays, Park Sheraton Hotel, Chennai, November 5th, 7pm: In conversation with Mukund Padmanabhan.

Blue Frog, Mehrauli, New Delhi, November 30th, 7pm: In conversation with William Dalrymple.

Gitanjali Prize and festival, Pondicherry, December 9th.

Bangalore Literature Festival, December 9th, Jayamahal Palace, 4:15pm: “Scripting India”: In conversation with Akash Banerjee, Nandan Nilekani, Sanjeev Sanyal and Sir Mark Tully. Moderator: Pavan Varma

Jaipur Literature Festival, January 24th-28th, Diggi Palace, Jaipur.

Irrawady Literary Festival, Rangoon, February 1st-3rd, 2013

Fulbright Fellowship Program, South and Central Asian scholars meeting, Keynote address, Kochi, February 25th.

Jaipur Literature Festival, January 21st, 12:30-1:30pm
“Reckonings”: Akash Kapur in conversation with Philip Gourevitch Watch Video

Jaipur Literature Festival, January 21st, 5:15-6:15pm
“Open Road”: Samanth Subramanian, Philip Marsden, Katie Kitamura, Akash Kapur, Tim Butcher, moderated by William Dalrymple. Watch Video

The Asia Society, New York, March 15th, 6:30pm. Watch Video
Reading, and in conversation with Philip Gourevitch, Co-hosted by The South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA)

The World Bank, India Club, Washington, DC, March 19th, 1:00-2:00pm
World Bank Main Complex, Room MC 9-100.
Open to the public but you need to be on a RSVP list so let me know if you’d like to attend.

The Harvard Club, New York, March 20th, 7:30pm.

Town Hall, Seattle, March 23rd, Details to come, 7:30-9:00pm

Kepler’s Books, Menlo Park, CA, March 26th, 7:00pm

World Affairs Council Young Professionals, Houston, March 27th, 7:00pm-8:45pm

World Affairs Council Presentation, University of Houston Center for South Asian Studies, March 28th, 10:00-11:15am

Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, March 29th, 5:00-6:30pm.

The Colony Club, New York, April 3rd, 6:15pm.