FOCUS SHORT

India Club boosts literary exchange

IT MAY or may be not surprising that India has many fans in Slovakia, many of whom are grouped around Ladislav Volko and the Bratislava-based India Club. Its members work to spread the word about India, its culture and its people among Slovaks and to initiate cultural exchanges that demonstrate their fascination with this faraway, exotic country.

Shyam Benegal during the filminShyam Benegal during the filmin(Source: Jana Liptáková)

IT MAY or may be not surprising that India has many fans in Slovakia, many of whom are grouped around Ladislav Volko and the Bratislava-based India Club. Its members work to spread the word about India, its culture and its people among Slovaks and to initiate cultural exchanges that demonstrate their fascination with this faraway, exotic country.

In 2013 many activities were focused on literature. “Recently, the India Club prepared – in cooperation with the Slovak PEN Centre - two literary meetings: the presentation of the book of poems by Dezider Banga Slniečkové Deti, Le Khamo-reskere Čhavora (Sunny Children), attended by the author, who read his poems in the Roma language, and by actor Štefan Bučko, who recited the poems in Slovak,” Volko told The Slovak Spectator.

“We also prepared the Evening of Indian Poetry and Music with an Indian poet, critic and translator, Vishnu Khare, who read his verses in Hindi, and poet Eva Luka, who read her translation of his poetry,“ Volko said. “For 2014, we are preparing e-vents focused on the issue of Ayurveda; the traditional ce-lebration of the festival of lights, Holi, with Indian din-ner and dances; and the Mee-ting with Indian Artists.”

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Theme: Foreigners in Slovakia


Top stories

“By a sharp knife” cuts through the heart of injustice in Slovakia

A film inspired by the 2005 murder of student Daniel Tupý will be premiered to the Slovak public on February 21.

Director Teodor Kuhn behind the scenes of Ostrým Nožom.

The moment that changed my perception of the media

One flew over the newsprint: Images from the history of the Sme daily

Alexej Fulmek (right) and Karol Ježík in the early days of Sme.

Stravinsky: Listening is an effort, and just hearing is no merit

Winter edition of the prominent chamber music festival Konvergencie focuses on Russian composer Igor Stravinsky.

Igor Stravinsky and Robert Roth

Hamšík leaves Napoli for Chinese team

He played football for the Napoli team for 12 years.

Marek Hamšík