LITERARY COMMONS!

Writing Australia-India in the Asian century with Dalit,  Indigenous and Multilingual Tongues


Have you ever wondered what it is that connects Australia and India? We know they are two of the oldest human civilizations, two contemporary societies, two vibrant democracies and two modern nation-states that are coming closer day by day. They also boast of two of the earliest story-telling traditions of the world: the First Nations/Indigenous of Australia and the Dalit/adivasis/tribes of India. Find out more…

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Participants

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Kalyani Thakur Charal

Dasan-Mannarakkal

Dr. M. Dasan

Favita-Dias

Favita Rochelle Dias

Subadra Joopaka

Subhadra Joopaka

des raj kali

Des Raj Kali

devanoora-mahadeva

Devanoora Mahadeva

chandrakanta

Chandrakanta Murasingh

ajay Navaria

Ajay Navaria

kynpham-Sing

Kynpham Sing Nongkynrih

Urmila Pawar

Urmila Pawar

Venkat Singh

Venkat Raman Singh Shyam

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Sivakami

With

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Tony Birch

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Ali Cobby Eckermann

Lionel-Fogarty-crop

Lionel Fogarty

Marie-Munkara-crop

Marie Munkara

Jared Thomas

Jared Thomas

Jane Harrison

Jane Harrison

Gnarnayarrahe Waitairie

Gnarnayarrahe Waitairie

Vinod Prasanna

Vinod Prasanna

Stories

Our participants share their stories and experiences, and find much in common

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Self-actualisation

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To Gawda or not to Gawda

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Histories that Make the Heart Quake

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The Stone Speaks in the Forest

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The Weave of my Life

It Also Came to Where Kusuma Lay

A Poem Against War

Sponsors and Supporters

Brought to you by Monash Asia Institute, Monash Indigenous Centre at Monash University and the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics at the Faculty of Arts, Monash University. The project is supported by Melbourne’s UNESCO City of Literature Office, the City of Melbourne, the Library at the Docks and the National Organising Committee for Regional Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (Sydney 2013).

Indian Link Media Group

Exclusive Community Media Partner: Indian Link

In the Australian summer 2014-2015, the LITERARY COMMONS! program took 10 Indigenous writers to 4 literary festivals and 4 specially convened intensive university engagements in India.

 

Contact us

For all inquiries about the LITERARY COMMONS! program, please contact:
Dr Mridula Nath Chakraborty (Program Convenor)
mridula.chakraborty@monash.edu
(+61) 39905 2154