Gordimer to give Second Nobel Laureates Lecture on Nov 10

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New Delhi, Nov 7 (UNI) Nobel laureate Dr Nadine Gordimer, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1991, will give the Second Nobel Laureates Lecture in Kolkata on November 10, the External Affairs Ministry said.

She will also travel to Mumbai, besides, Delhi for exclusive book-reading sessions to distinguished audience.

During her week-long visit till November 15, Ms Gordimer, born in Springs, South Africa, on November 20, 1923, will also interact with writers in the Capital.

The Lecture is the second in a series started by the External Affairs Ministry to acquaint distinguished people from across the world with Indian Foreign Policy.

The Ministry has been promoting an informal understanding of the Indian foreign policy through discussions with researchers, think tanks, academia, civil society and industry, both within India and abroad.

The Ministry had initiated the Nobel Laureates Lecture Series in 2007 as an integral component of public diplomacy as it would not only provide an opportunity for academics and opinion makers in India to interact with the Nobel Laureates, but such visits also enable exposing the distinguished Nobel Laureates to the emergence of a new India.

The first Nobel Laureate to visit India under this programme was Prof John Nash in February 2007.

For the Second Nobel Laureates Lecture, Dr Nadine Gordimer is visiting India from Novenber 7-15 and would be reading excerpts from her books in Mumbai on November 9 and in Delhi on November 13, She will give the Second Nobel Laureate Lecture in Kolkata on November 10, the External Affairs Ministry said.

'' Eminent persons with expertise in above issues have been invited to share their views and insights,'' a spokesman of the External Affairs Ministry said here.

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