Press Release

Prabha Khaitan Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of its new literary initiative with international writers (non-Indian) titled ‘The Universe Writes’ which is an exclusive event where the audience profile is made up of genuine readers who are interested in reading quality literature. The session will involve a conversation on the life and the books of the author and an audience interaction. This initiative is in association with Siyahi and Shree Cement Ltd.

It is to be recalled that various literary series of Prabha Khaitan Foundation providing a platform for Indian writers, in a very short time, has become a premier book reading event in over 30 cities in India and abroad. Only about 30-35 select guests are invited to these events, where the work and life of the author is discussed through an ‘in-conversation’ format with the author, followed by a question and answer session.

Many international authors including Lord Jeffrey Archer has attended their literary salons before but the Foundation has now launched an exclusive new series providing a platform for international authors (non-Indians) in its new world series titled ‘The Universe Writes’ to interact with an audience in India. The first virtual session will take place on Thursday 30th April 2020, 6pm on Zoom with author Alan Friedman and Mr. Anil Dharker will be moderating the session

“We all may be under lockdown at home but initiatives such as these by Prabha Khaitan Foundation allow us to unlock our thoughts and travel the universe of literature from the comforts of our home. The use of technology in today’s times make it possible to make our quarantine experience a time of learning and collaboration with focus on world literature, art and culture.”—Aakriti Periwal, Honorary Convenor, Overseas Affairs Prabha Khaitan Foundation

“We are looking at our world anew and trying to make sense of the new narrative which will unleash a new world for us. The global perspective, the fact that the whole world has to fight the pandemic together acts as an equaliser but also throws up extreme demarcations – The Universe Writes is a series which will bring this new storyline to you”. Mita Kapur, CEO – Siyahi

About Prabha Khaitan Foundation
Prabha Khaitan Foundation is dedicated to all round development of social, cultural, welfare and humanitarian aspects of Indian society. It is a non-profit trust founded by Late Dr. Prabha Khaitan – an eminent litterateur, philanthropist, social worker, and industrialist. Based in Kolkata, the organization promotes art, culture and literature of India and is engaged in many welfare activities with its associates for children, women and the elderly. The organization collaborates with caregivers, committed individuals and like-minded institutions to implement various cultural, educational, literary and social welfare projects in the country. The objective of the foundation is to create an enabling structure and promote networking so that communities engage with each other to build up positive self-esteem, inspire creativity and promote culture & knowledge.

About the Author
Alan Friedman is a journalist, bestselling author, television personality, producer and documentary-maker who has spent the past thirty years as a correspondent and commentator with the Financial Times in London, the International Herald Tribune/International New York Times, the Wall Street Journal Europe and Italian television. He is the author of Democracy in Peril: Donald Trump’s America.

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