65 – Karthika Naïr

Burgage Hall

Karthika NaïrThe Mahabharata, one of South-Asia’s foundational epics, is as much an interrogation of power and morality as a rousing saga of gods and heroes.

In Until the Lions, Karthika Naïr refracts the epic through the lenses of peripheral figures and silent catalysts: nameless soldiers, outcast warriors, handmaidens, abducted princesses…

Readings from the book will be interspersed with a discussion between Naïr and Sanjoy Roy, dance critic for The Guardian, on why the plurality of perspective was as much a political as a literary choice.