13 September: What is La Rentrée Littéraire ?

On 13 September, the French Institute in India and the Alliance Française de Delhi invite you to discover a very unique French phenomenon. In September, the media, social media and libraries, the Paris metro walls, the conversations with friends are focused on a special event: La rentrée littéraire… While children go back to school (‘la rentrée’), adults are busy talking about books, new writers, and new trends. Come and find out: What is la rentrée littéraire? Venue: Alliance Française de Delhi, M.L. Bhartia Auditorium…

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Rentrée Littéraire

The French Institute in India, in collaboration with Alliance française de Delhi, will present 10 titles among the 567 French titles published last year, next 13 September. This event will echo the French “Rentrée littéraire” which is an important period in the literary calendar in France.

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French Touch in Luxury Brand Management Course

The Jesus and Mary College in New Delhi now boasts of a French touch in its academic curriculum. ‘Decoding the French Touch in Luxury Branding’ is the title of a new management course offered to students in collaboration with The American Business School in Paris. The 6-week exchange programme aims to provide a balanced learning experience built on theory and professional practice. An orientation programme that took place on the 9th August saw the presence…

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Espace France in Vellore Institute of Technology!

An agreement was inked between the Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore and the French Institute in India for the establishment of the very first ‘Espace France’ in South India. VIT Vice President, Mr. Sankar Viswanathan, signed the MoU in presence of Mrs.Christine Cornet, Attaché for Books & Ideas at IFI. A space dedicated to students, ‘Espace France’ will facilitate their discovery of opportunities in higher education in France as well as the French language and…

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Tamil Adaptation of Romeo & Juliet wins Special Prize at Théâtre de l’Union

The Théâtre de l’Union in Limoges, France gathered a jury of spectators from all over the country at its annual presentation held on June 27 – an event that celebrated and awarded the best theater productions of the season. Franco-Indian director Kouramane Valavane’s Tamil adaptation of Romeo & Juliet – ‘Chandala, L’Impur’, was the recipient of the Jury’s Special Prize.

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‘Espace France’ in Punjab

Dr Bertrand de Hartingh and Mr Aman Mittal, Associate Director, Lovely Professional University, signed an agreement towards an ‘Espace France’ – an educational and cultural space dedicated to France, in the premises of the university. The space will be inaugurated in September and will allow students to not only learn about French language and culture but also higher education opportunities in France.

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Dominique Sigaud at The Media Rumble 2019

2nd August to 3rd August 2019 Media Rumble 2019 at Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi The Media Rumble is a specially-curated two-day news forum that features panel discussions, film screenings, talks, interviews, workshops and exclusive masterclasses. This year’s edition saw award winning journalist, essayist and writer Dominique Sigaud  participate in a panel discussion on ‘Agents Provocateurs: Media’s Role in Instigating Social Conflict.’ ‘Is primetime hysteria on TV news justifying violent acts by vigilantes or even…

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Romain Rolland Book Prize 2019

The French Institute in India was honoured to invite the two laureates of the second edition of Romain Rolland Book Prize 2019, at “Livre Paris” France’s largest book event bringing together booksellers, librarians, publishers, translators and an informed audience. India will be the guest of honour at the Livre Paris 2020. The laureates are R. Sundaram, the Managing Director of Kalachuvadu Publication Pvt Ltd along with the translator of the book R. Kichenamourty who were…

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France at the New Delhi World Book Fair 2019

FRANCE AT NEW DELHI WORLD BOOK FAIR 2019 French Institute in India in collaboration with the Bureau International de l’Edition Française (BIEF) participated the New Delhi World Book Fair 2019. The French Pavilion displayed the latest collection of French books across genres. Fiction, Non-Fiction, Books for children, Art, Fashion, Lifestyle, Comic Books and Graphic Novels, Photography, Cookbooks and a lot more. A number of panel discussions and events were also organised as part of our…

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Night of Ideas – Facing Our Time – Dream your City / Dream your House

The French Institute in India/Embassy of France organised ‘The Night of Ideas’ (‘La Nuit des idées’) on 31 January 2019. Every year, this event celebrates the exchange of ideas between countries, cultures, topics and generations, through debates, theatre shows, screenings, concerts and creative philosophical writing. It invites children, students, young adults, adults, scholars, citizens, to share their own interpretation of a chosen theme. This year, the theme was  Facing our time: Dream your city, Dream your house.…

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