The Windham-Campbell prizes are named after writer Donald Windham and actor/writer Sandy Campbell and are administered by the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University. These prestigious awards call attention to literary achievement and provide writers with the opportunity to focus on their work independent of financial concerns. This year the Nonfiction prize recipient is Raghu Karnad, whose bio can be accessed via this link.
Raghu Karnad’s book Farthest Field (2015) narrates the lost epic of India’s involvement in the Second World War, in which the largest volunteer army in history fought for the British Empire even as Mahatma Gandhi laid the foundation for Indian independence. Farthest Field carries us from Madras to Peshawar, from Egypt to Burma, unfolding the saga of a family amazed by their swiftly changing world and swept up in its violence. This panel of scholars, including Rohit De, Ayesha Ramachandran and Steven Wilkinson, discusses the real-life history behind the book
This event is FREE and Open to the Public. 2 hour metered parking is available on Hillhouse Avenue and the surrounding streets.