Literary Commons!

Writing Australia-India in the Asian century with Dalit, Indigenous and Multilingual Tongue

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An open-to-public, free event brought to you by Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Playing upon the old idea of the ‘commons’ where communities and cultures share in a co-operative space of creativity, as well as building upon much that is common between our worldviews, Literary Commons! is a long-term and deep-impact project that brings together writers and fosters literary exchanges that are of especial relevance to Australia and India: First Nations/Indigenous and bhasha/Dalit/tribal literatures.

Dalit and tribal literature is at the cutting-edge of contemporary Indian writing and opens up a fascinating world of story-telling in the 24 bhashas, or recognised languages of India (including English).

For the first time, a dozen Dalit and tribal writers are visiting Australia for an intimate engagement with fellow Indigenous writers and with anyone interested in powerful literature that imagines a new world for humanity.

This program is brought to you by Monash Asia Institute and Monash Indigenous Centre at Monash University. The project is supported by Melbourne’s UNESCO City of Literature Office, the City of Melbourne and the National Organising Committee for Regional Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (Sydney 2013).

Come discover this world with us. Check our website for program details.

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Date & Time:
1st April 9:00am to 4:00pm
2nd April: 10:00 am-5:00pm

The Library at the Docks
107 Victoria Harbour Promenade
Docklands VIC

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