Until the Lions: Echoes from the Mahabharata Book Talk
Location: S250, Porté Room, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA
Sponsors: Lakshmi Mittal & Family South Asia Institute, Harvard University
Karthika Naïr, Author and Poet
Moderator: Parimal Patil, Professor of Religion and Indian Philosophy, Harvard University
In Until the Lions, Karthika Naïr retells the Mahabharata through the embodied voices of women and marginal characters, so often conquered and destroyed throughout history. She captures the richness and complexity of the Mahabharata, while illuminating lives buried beneath the edifices of one of the world’s most venerated books — revealing the most intimate threads of desire, greed, and sacrifice.