Debating B'lore, its history and new book

Debating B'lore, its history and new book

To debate these changing facets and put in perspective their ‘reflections’ and ‘imaginations’ will be Kannada writer U R Ananthamurthy, political historian and cricket writer Ramachandra Guha and developmental economist Narendra Pani.

The trio will muse on Does Bengaluru’s History Matter, under the aegis of British Council, following launch of Bangalore namely Bengaluru, Bangalore, Bengaluru — Imaginations & Their Times, the book, edited by Narendra Pani along with Sindhu Radhakrishna and Kishor G Bhat, all National Institute of Advance Sciences
faculty.

The book probes into what has gone into making of Bangalore beyond mere historical facts through ‘imaginations’ that have determined the course of the City over last two-and-a-half centuries relating to Bangalore of 18th C that British colonised; the 19th C Bangalore they ruled, post-Independence Bangalore of 20th C and the Bengaluru of 21st C.

The 300+page book, provides a new picture of Bangalore’s history through Thomas Munro’s Letter to Francis Buchanan’s Diary, Mark Wilks’ reflections among other writings.  The book launch is on Saturday, February 27, 6 pm at British Library, 13 Prestige Takt, off Kasturba Road.

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