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I’m really not drawn to writing about heroes and heroines in the conventional sense of the words but I have found that my characters who appear like losers, victims show a kind of heroism, of survival. I think if you can come through the experience of life with the heart and mind intact, without compromising yourself, that to me is heroic act that needs to be celebrated.

Anita Desai

04.03.2006 | 16:30 | Teatro Comunale Giuseppe Verdi, Pordenone

Inauguration

DEDICA TO ANITA DESAI

Alessandra Orsi talks with Anita Desai

10.03.2006 | 10:30 | Palazzo Montereale Mantica, Pordenone

Conversations

PASSAGE BETWEEN EAST AND WEST

Passage between East and West. Looking both ways.
Day of Study on post-colonial literature

10.03.2006 | 21:00 | Foyer, Teatro Comunale Giuseppe Verdi, Pordenone

Cinema

IN CUSTODY

Film based on the novel by Anita Desai

 

Director: Ismail Merchant
Screenplay: Anita Desai and Shahrukh Husain
Photography: Larry Pizer
Costumes: Lovleen Baines
Music: Zahir Hussain, Ustad Sultan Khan
Cast: Shashi Kapoor, Om Puri, Shabana Azmi, Neena Gupta, Sushma Seth, Ajay Sahani, Tinnu Anand, Yusef Khurram, Riju Bajaj, Nayeem Hafizka, Veerendra Saxena, Munawwar Naqwi, Sanjay Mohan Sagar, Nafisa Sharma, Sagar Arya, Prayag Raj, Sameer Mitha, Shahid Masood, Maza Bi, Alakh Nandan, Prashant Khirwadkar, Manxoor Ahtesham, Razzak Siddiqui
Producer: Wahid Chowhan
Lenght: 126 minutes
Year: 1993/India
Language: Subtitles in Italian

11.03.2006 | 18:00 | Palazzo Ricchieri, Pordenone

Exhibitions

FIGURE PRIMA DELLA STORIA

Carlo Levi 1935-1936

Exhibition of painting by Carlo Levi
Inauguration of the exhibition
Presentation by Anita Desai, Stefano Levi della Torre and Giancarlo Pauletto

11.03.2006 | 21:00 | Teatro Comunale Giuseppe Verdi, Pordenone

Music

GYPSIES OF RAJASTHAN

Traditional dance and music from India with the group Dhoad
Rahis Bharti, tabla, voice
Amrit Hussain, tabla, voice
Kutle Khan, castanets, bhapang, jews harp, voice
Barkat, dholak, voice
Gulam Ali, harmonium, voice
Mohammed Bilal, castanets, voice
Munshi, fakir, acrobat
Leela, sapera dancer

13.03.2006 | 20:45 | San Francesco Convent, Pordenone

Theatre

FASTING, FEASTING

A theatrical reading based on the novel by Anita Desai
created and performed by Licia Maglietta
a Thesis production for Dedica

17.03.2006 | 20:45 | San Francesco Convent, Pordenone

Conversations

A FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN

Presentation by Anna Nadotti of the Italian edition of Anita Desai’s book A Fire on the Mountain
with the participation of the author.

18.03.2006 | 20:45 | Teatro Comunale Giuseppe Verdi, Pordenone

Music

MUSIC FOR CROCODILES

Susheela Raman in concert
Susheela Raman, voice
Sam Mills, guitar
Aref Durvesh, tabla

22.03.2006 | 20:45 | San Francesco Convent, Pordenone

Theatre

NIGHT AND FOG IN BOMBAY

Theatrical reading based on Anita Desai’s novel Baumgartner’s Bombay

with Omero Antonutti
directed by Daniele Salvo
original music performed live by Diego Tettamandi, sitar, and
Peppe Fiore, table 
video Giandomenico Musu
a Thesis production for Dedica

Dedica for School

DEDICA FOR SCHOOL

17.03.2006 | 11:00 | Municipal Town Hall, Pordenone

The city seal

PRESENTATION OF THE CITY SEAL TO ANITA DESAI

PRESENTATION OF THE CITY SEAL TO ANITA DESAI
with the participation of the Mayor of Pordenone, Sergio Bolzonello,
the Indian Ambassador to Italy, Rajiv Dogra, and Anita Desai

 

WORDS AND IMAGES FOR ANITA DESAI
awards ceremony for the students winning the competition