On the occasion of the year-long celebrations of the 125th anniversary of the birth of Babasaheb Dr B.R. Ambedkar, Chairman of the Drafting Committee of Constituent Assambly, the Hellenic-Indian Society for Culture & Development organized a lecture on the theme:
“Hindi short fiction and Dalit literature”
by Dr Ajay Navaria, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Hindi, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi
The speaker was introduced by Dr Dimitrios Vassiliadis, Professor of Hindi in the School of Foreign Language – University of Athens, Shree Ram Verma, First Secretary at the Indian Embassy in Athens, and Mrs. Giorgia Pavlidou, M.A. in Urdu
The lecture was focused on the tradition of the Hindi short story and the speaker tried to locate the space and aesthetics of the Hindi Dalit short story, pointing out some possible reasons for its marginalization. It also threw light on the content of the Hindi Dalit short story. After the lecture the students of Hindi expressed the wish to translate some stories of Prof. Navaria in the Greek language and publish a tribute to the life and work of Dr Ambedkar.
The lecture was organized in the School of Foreign Languages, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (5, Stadiou Avenue, 3rd floor, room 311) on Friday, November, 27, 2015 at 18.00 and was attended by the students of Hindi and Modern Indian Literature.