Monash engagement with Indian Culture and Literature

The School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics has been active in engagement with Indian Culture and Literature in recent months:

Indian Dignitaries visit the Faculty of Arts

Indian Dignitaries in the office of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts
Indian Dignitaries in the office of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts

The High Commissioner of India in Australia was amongst the group of Indian dignitaries who recently visited the Faculty of Arts to discuss a Chair from the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) at the University.

The visit was hosted by Professor Rae Frances, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and facilitated by Dr Mridula Nath Chakraborty, Deputy Director of the Monash Asia Institute.

The visitors also met with Professor Rita Wilson, Head of the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, and other members of the school, and were keen to talk about the prospect of Indian languages, literatures and religions being added to Monash programs through course development in India-related study. For more about the visit see:

LITERARY COMMONS! comes to Monash

LITERARY COMMONS! is a long-term and deep-impact project that brings together writers and fosters writing that is of especial relevance to Australia and India.

The project is convened by Mridula Nath Chakraborty, Deputy Director of the Monash Asia Institute, and involves a host of writers from India and Australia. For more about the project see:

Sub-continent Book Club

LLCL staff members Associate Professor Chandani Lokuge and Dr Mridula Chakraborty contributed their expert opinion about Indian literature to ABC Radio National’s Sub-continent Book Club, where listeners choose their favourite novels from the Subcontinent. For more about the programs and to listen to the podcasts see: