Venue: Flora Anderson Hall, Somerville College, Oxford
Speakers: Saumya Roy, journalist and activist based in Mumbai, author of Mountain Tales
Keshava Guha, writer of fiction and literary and political journalism
Registration link: https://forms.office.com/r/C97Dg3r5sM
Mountain Tales looks at India’s dizzying growth, its rising inequality and widening social rifts through its biggest landfill — Mumbai’s Deonar Dumping Grounds. The author followed a teenaged waste picker Farzana for eight years, to chronicle the impact of overconsumption and legal and administrative delays on the lives of the most vulnerable people in the city. Through Farzana’s life — the book explores who is development for and what gives meaning to our modern lives. The author Saumya Roy will be in conversation with Keshava Guha, in this event cohosted by the Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development and the Oxford India Society.