The Undergraduate Writing Programme is delighted to announce that our speaker series, Track Changes, is back with another event. This time, our guest is Ikroop Sandhu, an author and artist from Dharamshala, in conversation with Arpita Das. The event will be held at the Library Café on Thursday, 24th November, from 6.30 pm onwards.
Speaker bio: After a BA in Philosophy from Lady Shri Ram College she studied animation from Vancouver Film School. As an artist, her interest lies in an individual’s capacity for knowledge gathering, storytelling and reflecting. She is currently teaching storytelling and animation at the Indian Institute of Art and Design, New Delhi. Her work has been published in three graphic narrative anthologies and her first graphic novel—a biography of Bhagat Singh titled ‘Inquilab Zindabad’, was published earlier this year.
About the book: Far from the gun-toting, swaggering young man represented in pop culture, Bhagat Singh was a fearless student leader who spent his time reading, writing, debating, strategising and executing plans while working alongside his comrades. Detailing the life of a national icon, Inquilab Zindabad maps Bhagat Singh’s journey toward revolutionising the Indian freedom struggle and the people and events that influenced this quest. While Inquilab Zindabad sheds light on his family members, friends, comrades and secret benefactors, excerpts from Bhagat Singh’s revolutionary writings on religion, caste and freedom are also present throughout the book. Informing the reader of his astute observations on politics and revolutionary life, the lessons from his life and writings are more relevant today than ever before.
We’re delighted that Ikroop will be joining us for the evening, and hope that you will come and join us too!