YEREVAN, OCTOBER 26, ARMENPRESS. In frames of the international conference entitled “The Strategies of Reducing to Silence (and Asking to Speak)”, which kicked off in the American University of Armenia on October 26, outstanding Indian writer Amitav Ghosh will make a report in Yerevan. The organizer of the conference Niri Melkonyan informed “Armenpress” the famous Indian novelist will make a report regarding the relations between the Armenian and Indian prisoners of war in the death camps of Syria in 1816-1918. Melkonyan said: “The topics of Ghosh and other participants of the conference range from the issues of revision of the national history, limitations and opportunities of expression of violence and traumas to the perspectives of critique, which can provide metamorphosis of the heritage of the empires.”
Scientists, art critics and culture experts from Armenia, Germany, Greece, Switzerland, Turkey and the United States will take part in the conference.
Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta on July 11, 1956. He spent his childhood in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. He was educated in Delhi, Oxford and Alexandria. Ghosh is the author of “The Circle of Reason”, “The Shadow Lines”, “The Calcutta Chromosome”, “The Glass Palace”, “The Hungry Tide and Sea of Poppies” etc… Ghosh has been lecturing in a row of universities in India and the United States. He has also been lecturing in Harvard.
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