Mircea Eliade, and it does not die by Savitri

Calcutta in the 1930s: Passion. Culture clash. A European travels to Calcutta and falls in love with a charming mysterious Indian girl. Their genuine love story crosses linguistic boundaries, but clashes shortly after. This European-Indian encounter unveils how the complexities of cultural identity and its heritage have an impact on lifetimelong relations. How do the European visions shape the Indian culture and vice versa? In the 21st century, what makes a difference, any difference, into a cultural difference between Europe and India? How do we perceive, nowadays, the encounters of these multicultural civilizations known as resilient keepers of a strong identity, moral values and refined traditions?

Speakers: Sorin Alexandrescu, Udaya Narayana Singh & Patrick Pasture
Language: English

Registration: bruxelles@icr.ro

More info: Romanian Cultural Institute: Have a look at the invititation or http://www.icr.ro/httpwwweuropaliaeuenarticle_413html (in Romanian)

Where? 25.11.2013, 19.00
When? The Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe, Auditorium Hall, Janseniusstraat 1, 3000 Leuven