The Department of English of Utkal University here would host an interactive session with US-based acclaimed Indian writer and critic Chandrahas Choudhury at the Department's Conference Hall on Thursday.
Head of the Department, Professor Himansu Mohapatra – on whose invitation Choudhury is coming to his home state for this event – informed that at 11.30 am on Thursday, he would read out portions from his impressive debut novel “Arzee, the Dwarf” published by Harpar Collins. Then he would speak on “Staying in literature” that would be primarily addressed to the students, Mohapatra maintained. The talk would include his commentary on “Indian literature today”.
Choudhury's deliberations would deal with various aspects of English literature as a career for the students, Mohapatra hinted. "He would speak about the different career options and prospects available today for the students of English literature like in writing, editing, literary criticism, journalism and publishing”, he informed. It would be a rare opportunity for the students to interact with a highly successful student of English literature, he remarked.
The visiting writer-critic shall further launch the wall magazine of the Department of English – Quidditas, it was learnt. The session is open to the public.
The young and celebrated novelist and blogger joined 37 other writers from 32 countries for the International Writing Program (IWP) at the University of Iowa recently. The U.S. State Department is a major sponsor of the IWP, Mohapatra mentioned.