Pankaj Mishra, who lives in London and India, writes frequently for The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and Bloomberg View. His books include Butter Chicken in Ludhiana: Travels in Small Town India, and Temptations of the West: How to Be Modern in India, Pakistan and Beyond. Ian Buruma, the Henry R. Luce Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at BardCollege, was educated in Holland and Japan. He writes for The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Corriere della Sera, and NRC Handelsblad. His recent books include Taming the Gods: Religion and Democracy on Three Continents; Murder in Amsterdam: Liberal Europe, Islam, and the Limits of Tolerance; and Inventing Japan, 1853-1964.
"In his brilliant new book, Pankaj Mishra reverses the long gaze of the West upon the East, showing modern history as it has been felt by the majority of the world's population from Turkey to China...Excellent!" - Orhan Pamuk
This program is currently full. Standby seats may become available on the night of the event on a first-come, first-serve basis. A video of the program will be available on the Cullman Center's and The New School's websites a week after the event.
The Cullman Center is co-sponsoring this event with The New School.