CityScapes in the Light of Texts – Book reading event hosted by DWIH New Delhi

Monday, April 11, 2016
Goethe Institut/Max Muller Bhavan

The German House for Research and Innovation – DWIH New Delhi in coordination with Goethe Institut/Max Muller Bhavan organized the Book Reading event titled “CityScapes in the Light of Texts” on 11th April 2016 at Goethe Institut/Max Muller Bhavan in New Delhi. The event included readings by eminent authors Ulla Lenze “Die endlose Stadt” (The Endless City) and Amrita Shah “Ahmedabad:  A City in the World”. The authors read excerpts from their books which described the “City” behind the central character or the narrator. Attended by representatives of a variety of Indian and German organizations and literary experts, the book reading followed a question & answer round to encourage exchange of ideas which continued as one on one interactions during the networking reception. Dr. Alexander P Hansen, Chairman of the Board of DWIH New Delhi, thanked the authors and presented them a token of appreciation on behalf of the DWIH consortium.


Urban challenges and possibilities also from the theme of literature with the city as the protagonist. Such city-centered literature is to be found both in the German as well as the Indian context. On this basis, readings by writers of such literature marked the first pre-event of the upcoming conference DWIH CityScapes in September-October 2016. The programme of the conference will address issues related to Cities and Migration in form of lectures and panel discussions in the presence of experts in the field from both Indian and Germany.   

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