Ottawa, Canada, March 31, 2009 – Anand Giridharadas, columnist with the International Herald Tribune, will be in Ottawa on April 2 as part of the India Lectures organized by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC). In his presentation “The Slumdog Renaissance”, Mr. Giridharadas will reflect on India’s self-transformation drawing his title from the movie “Slumdog Millionaire,” which he will argue has become a metaphor for hope in that country.
Date: Thursday, April 2, 2009
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Where: 150 Kent (corner of Albert), 8th Floor
Giridharadas’s journalistic career began with The New York Times and New York Times-owned newspapers. In early 2005, Giridharadas became one of the youngest foreign correspondents in the International Herald Tribune’s history, and provided the first permanent presence of The New York Times Company in Mumbai in the modern era. From 2005 to 2008, he was South Asia Correspondent for the IHT. As IHT columnist, he writes the twice-monthly column, Letter from India. Read Giridharadas’s blog at www.anand-g.com/
Giridharadas’ presentation is the eight in a year-long series organized by IDRC. The India Lectures highlights the wealth of eminent thinkers and stimulating ideas emanating from this rising global power. The series is being held to celebrate IDRC’s 25th anniversary of its office in New Delhi and the Centre’s enduring and valued collaboration with its Indian research partners.
The event is open to the media. French and English simultaneous interpretation is available. Spaces are limited and journalists are encouraged to register by calling Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé at 613-696-2343.
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