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Nandana Dev Sen & Megha Majumdar at Greenlight Bookstore
July 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us on Wednesday, July 21st at 6 PM EST as Nandana Dev Sen presents Acrobat, her translation of the poetry collection by her mother, the beloved Nabaneeta Dev Sen, in conversation with Megha Majumdar.
Nandana Dev Sen is a writer, actor, and child-rights activist. She has written six children’s books (translated into more than 15 languages globally), and starred in 20 feature films (from four continents, in numerous languages). She has represented UNICEF, RAHI and the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights to fight against child abuse, and to end human trafficking. Winner of the Last Girl Champion Award (and multiple Best Actress Awards), Nandana is Child Protection Ambassador for Save the Children India. Nandana is on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (all three at Nandana Dev Sen). For news and updates, please swing by www.nandanadevsen.com.
Nabaneeta Dev Sen (1938-2019) remains one of the most beloved and versatile Bengali writers of all time. Equally expressive in poetry and prose, fiction and non-fiction, she has over one hundred books to her credit, including compilations of poems, novels, plays, stories, memoirs, academic essays, children’s literature, political columns, literary translations, and multiple volumes of her collected works. Her many honors include the Padma Shri, Bangla Academy Lifetime Achievement Award, Sahitya Akademi Award, and Lifetime Achievement Award of the Publishers’ and Booksellers’ Guild. Dev Sen lived a parallel life as a distinguished international scholar and feminist, and was the Founder and President of the West Bengal Women Writers’ Association, Soi.
Megha Majumdar is the author of the New York Times bestseller and Editors’ Choice A Burning. She was born and raised in Kolkata, India. She moved to the United States to attend college at Harvard University, followed by graduate school in social anthropology at Johns Hopkins University. She works as an editor at Catapult, and lives in New York City. A Burning is her first book.