France at VOW Festival 2020

The French Institute in India will participate at VOW Festival 2020 in the quaint town of Mussoorie. Register for the event here. Three sessions are scheduled on 21st November: 1. Translation Workshop (French to Hindustani): Timing: 2:15 pm (1  hour) Professor Alain Désoulières, a specialist of Urdu and Hindi, will be in conversation with Dr Christine Cornet on literary translation and movie adaptation from Urdu and Hindi into French (and vice versa). Pr Desoulieres proposes…

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“France – India” Digital Library

Since 2015, the National Library of France – BnF is engaged in a shared digitalisation programme together with heritage institutions in France and abroad. Based on the idea of promoting digitally content as a way to give access to a shared heritage, these projects promote the creation of digital libraries. “France – India” digital library will bring together digital documentary corpora which bear witness to the relations between France and India, but also to the…

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Petit Pays (Small Country) – Exclusive Screening and Discussion

Date: 26 November 2020 at 18:30 (IST) Register for the event here. Petit Pays Book Launch in Hindi To celebrate the publication of Gaël Faye’s acclaimed novel Petit Pays (Small Country) in Hindi, The French Institute is pleased to organize an exclusive screening of the film Petit Pays (Small Country) by Eric Barbier. The story takes you through a touching childhood, set during the ethnic conflict in Rwanda. The drama follows the journey of Gabriel,…

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La Rentrée Littéraire 2020

The annual “Rentrée Littéraire”, a major event in the world of literature in France, happens every September. On this occasion, French publishers release hundreds of new titles, starting from the end of August. It puts the spotlights on French as well as foreign literature. On this occasion, the French Book Office conducted an online webinar on “Rentrée littéraire” on 25th August 2020. Three French publishers –Sabine Wespieser, Zulma Publishers and Éditions de la Découverte– were in…

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‘Eden, Eden, Eden’ at 50

Extreme and obscene Since its release on September 9th, 1970, Eden, Eden, Eden has provoked scandal, fascination, admiration. Deemed a “Saharian fiction”, it was the work of a thirty-year old author. It came out with forewords by Michel Leiris, Roland Barthes, Philippe Sollers, and was immediately praised by Michel Foucault ; upon being censored, it gained immediate international support by the likes of Pasolini and Beuys. Fifty years later, the work of Pierre Guyotat –…

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Book Launch of ‘Indian Chronicles’ by Marguerite de Bure

The French Institute in India, in collaboration with Oxford Bookstore and Sanbun Publishers, organised a webinar around the launch of the English translation of the book, Chroniques Indiennes / Indian Chronicles: Letters from a French Woman in Bombay (1902-1904) by Marguerite de Bure. The texts have been collected by the descendants of the author, Marie-Anne and Laurence Merland and translated by Elsa S Mathews. The book has been published by Sanbun Publishers under the PAP…

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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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