5:30 – 6:30PM
Thursday, April 19, 2012
“China and the Making of Modern India: A Story of Fantasy, Abuse and Recovered Memory”
Andrew Carnduff Ritchie Lecture
Amitav Ghosh, novelist and essayist
Amitav Ghosh is the author of several works of fiction that have earned him prestigious international awards over the last twenty years. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages, and his essays have been published in major periodicals in the United States. He has taught at many universities in India and the United States, including Delhi University, Columbia, Queens College, and Harvard. In January 2007 he received the Padma Shri, one of India’s highest honors, from the president of India, and in 2010, honorary doctorates from Queens College, New York, and the Sorbonne, Paris.
Established to honor the memory of Andrew Carnduff Ritchie, director of the Yale University Art Gallery from 1957 to 1971, the annual Ritchie Lectures, which are jointly sponsored by the Yale Center for British Art and the Yale University Art Gallery, bring to the University distinguished members of the international visual arts community. These lectures are free and open to the public, honoring Ritchie’s belief that the art museum serves as a gathering place for all members of the community. This lecture will be presented in the Robert L. McNeil Jr. Lecture Hall, Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel Street.