The Indo-American Arts Council Hosts a Conversation Between Abhijit Banerjee and Nandana Dev Sen
May 8 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
On Saturday, May 8, at 8:00PM EST, Nandana Dev Sen will join in a conversation with Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee to discuss her translation of her mother Nabaneeta Dev Sen’s collection of poems, Acrobat. The Indo-American Arts Council will host the event, which will stream live on Facebook and Youtube. More information available here.
NANDANA DEV SEN is a writer, actor and child-rights activist. She translated Nabaneeta Dev Sen’s Make Up Your Mind, and authored six children’s books, translated into more than 15 languages globally. An award-winning actor, Nandana has starred in 20 feature films from four continents, and in multiple languages. Nandana is Child Protection Ambassador for Save the Children, India. She has partnered with UNICEF, Apne Aap International and National Commission for Protection of Child Rights to fight against child abuse, and to end human trafficking. Winner of the Last Girl Champion Award, Nandana has served on the jury of several child-rights commissions, global film festivals and international literary awards, including the DSC Prize.
Abhijit Banerjee is an IndianAmerican economist, currently the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2019, Banerjee received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with colleagues Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.” He and Esther Duflo, who are married, are the sixth married couple to jointly win a Nobel Prize. Banerjee is a co-founder of Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, along with Duflo and Sendhil Mullainathan.