Mr Keki N. Daruwalla will give a special lecture (“Churning the Oceans”) and will present his research and read excerpts from his novel “For Pepper and Christ”.
Keki N. Daruwalla
Poet and Writer, Padma Shri Awardee
Keki N. Daruwalla is a poet, short story writer and novelist who lives in Delhi. His latest book, a novel, Ancestral Affairs (HarperCollins 2015) has been awarded by ‘International Dublin Literary Award 2017’ (http://www.dublinliteraryaward.ie/nominees/ancestral-affairs/). His Collected Poems were published by Penguin India in 2006. He won the Commonwealth Poetry Award (for Asia) in 1987 for his volume Landscapes (OUP). He returned the Sahitya Akademi award last year and has been writing against intolerance since then. He has written extensively on international relations and terrorism, particularly for the Economic Times in the nineties. He is a Padma Shri awardee.
Daruwalla was a member of the Commonwealth Observers Group for the Zimbabwe Elections in 1980, and a Visiting Fellow at Queen Elizabeth House Oxford for the academic year 1980-81. He retired as Chairman JIC and Secretary, Govt. of India and retired in 1995. He was a Member of the National Commission for Minorities (2011-14).