The Lockdown Series


All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.“ – Blaise Pascal. The Lockdown Series: a week program from the French Institute in India. Hosted by the Book Office, the Series chronicles shifting paradigms in the age of social distancing. Every week, the Book Office invites a pair of guests (French & Indian publishers, Indian authors & French translators…) for a discussion about how they are experiencing the global pandemic.

Chat with Publishers

A chat with David Gressot, Actes Sud (France) and Pranav Johri, Rajpal & Sons (India)

Chat with Sabine Wespieser and Naveen Kishore

Christine Cornet speaks to Oxford Bookstore Delhi

Prajwal Parajuly

Jérôme Bouchaud, Pierre Astier Literary Agency & Anuj Bahri, Red Ink Agency

Pranaj Johri, Rajpal & Sons Publishers & Stefano Sampietro, Gallimard