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Literary Saturday: Author Navdeep Suri - Khooni Vaisakhi
February 15, 2020 (Saturday)
Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

Asia Society members : HK$ 125
Non-members : HK$ 175
Discount Tickets :
Friends of IBB : HK$ 125
Full Time Student : HK$ 75
Group of 5 ($125 per person) : HK$ 625
Registration at : 12:30
Event starts at : 12:45

Written originally in Punjabi by former diplomat Navdeep Suri’s grandfather who survived the brutal Jallianwala Bagh massacre, Khooni Vaisakhi is not only a poignant piece of protest literature but also a historical artefact and a witness to how Sikhs, Hindus and Muslims came together to stand up to colonisation and oppression during one of India’s darkest moments. Featuring the poem in translation and in its original, this bilingual book is accompanied by essays by Navdeep Suri, Punjabi literature scholar H.S. Bhatia and BBC correspondent Justin Rowlatt. \r\n\r\nNavdeep Suri recently retired as India’s Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates and has earlier held diplomatic assignments in Australia, Egypt, South Africa, the UK and the United States. After The Watchmaker and A Life Incomplete, he has translated Khooni Vaisakhi, an epic poem written in 1920 by his grandfather Nanak Singh.

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