Torchlight Journal: An Argument for Bookish Love

Torchlight Journal Argument Bookish Love FICA Reading Room Creative

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Venue : FICA Reading Room, F-213/E-2, 2nd Floor, Old MB Road, Lado Sarai, New Delhi - 110030
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Area : Lado Sarai

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Torchlight Journal: An Argument for Bookish Love' 


Panel Discussion | Library Love: Possibilities and Challenges with Amrita Patwardhan, Mridula Koshy, and Paro Anand

Moderated by Sujata Noronha

About the Panelists & Moderator
Amrita Patwardhan works with Tata Trusts and built Elementary Education work there which includes Parag initiative focusing on promoting reading and nurturing children’s literature in Indian languages. She currently leads implementation work in North India. Amrita worked as a primary school teacher in Aksharnandan Pune and as a teacher educator in Jeevan Shalas in the Narmada Valley. Her areas of interest and research include early literacy, children’s literature and tribal education.
Mridula Koshy is a writer and library movement activist. Her short story collection If It Is Sweet won the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize and was shortlisted for the Vodafone Crossword Award. Her novel Not Only The Things That Have Happened was shortlisted for the Crossword Book Award.  Her latest novel is Bicycle Dreaming. She runs The Community Library Project, which advocates for free, publicly owned libraries that are open to all.
Paro Anand, an award-winning author, is a fearless writer who tackles difficult subjects for young readers with sensitivity and empathy. Known for her path-breaking writing for young adults and as a performance storyteller, she has been invited to speak at forums and festivals all over India and the World, including Harvard University. Her books have been translated into various languages including German and Spanish. She was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Bal Sahitya Puruskar in 2017. As a believer in the possibilities that lie in libraries, she is an Adviser to the Bandana Sen Library Award that seeks to honour the work of the librarian in the school space.
Sujata Noronha loves books, loves libraries and is learning to love how technology can bring her loves together to celebrate and affirm the power of reading and learning. She is the founder of Bookworm Goa and member of the Core Team of Torchlight.

About Torchlight 
Torchlight: A Journal of Libraries and Bookish Love is a multi-media project that looks at the world through the lens of libraries and books. It emerged from a hope and fervent desire to create a space for nuanced, multi-disciplinary responses to the domain of the Library in India. Torchlight is held together, and afloat, by a loose collective of library educators and assorted book lovers, dedicated to preserving the spirit of free thought and the intense pleasure present in the act of reading. The hope is to read the word—and the world, together. Visit them here.

About Project_Space @ FICA Reading Room 
Project_Space is an incubation space for projects to enliven and augment acts of reading, both as method and practice. Located within the FICA Reading Room, it reaches out to practitioners, collectives, archives, publications and organisations involved in processes of reading, to inhabit and expand its boundaries. Viewing these projects as in-flux, Project_Space provides a space for activation, through the realisation of research, displays, critical thinking, and community engagement. 

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Torchlight Journal: An Argument for Bookish Love Torchlight Journal: An Argument for Bookish Love Reviewed by DelhiEvents on Friday, October 25, 2019 Rating: 5

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