Keynote Lecture 2023: Amruta Patil
April 07, 2023, Seigfred Auditorium 519
Graphic Mo(ve)ments From Soloist to Reluctant Collaborator to (metaphorically speaking) Conductor of a visual orchestra. Telling stories (in pictures and words) of queer autofiction and ecofeminism and lovingly-subverted Hindu mythology. Breaking out - of boxes, literary boundaries, neat labels. A private-public journey across continents.
Hosted by the Office of Global Affairs: International Week
Ms. Patil is India's first female graphic novelist and author of Kari, the Mahabharata-based Parva Duology (Adi Parva: Churning of the Ocean and Sauptik: Blood and Flowers) and Aranyaka: Book of the Forest. In 2017, Patil received a Nari Shakti Puraskar from the President of India for “unusual work that breaks boundaries” in art and literature. She has recently co-founded a company that does non-fiction graphic narratives for a global audience.