A pandemic is nothing new for this world. Every now and then, it gets hit with a plague or a smallpox. But then, each pandemic is new for the people of this same world for it maybe striking the same old world but the people in it are new. They have never seen or lived a pandemic.
The newness of it is because of the distance in time – each pandemic has struck after about a hundred years.
Author Devesh explores another distance that Covid revealed to us anew – the distance of space. Devesh’s book, Puddan Katha, is set in a village in Azamgarh, UP, where people refuse to accept pandemic as a reality. Then, Puddan, the protagonist contracts Covid, from his wife. And he lands up at a family wedding despite the illness.
Devesh talks about his book at Kunzum, Vasant Vihar. 21 May, 6pm.
Who can attend?
Good reasons for you to attend
It’s a story from India’s Hindi belt hinterland, told in the language at the heart of this hinterland – Hindi, about a pandemic that hurt all alike. Now let’s leave it to you to decide the reasons!
Date: Saturday, May 21, 2022
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.
Location: 45, 1st Floor, Basant Lok, Vasant Vihar, Delhi