19:00 - Pankaj Mishra: The Personal is Always Political
PANKAJ MISHRA: THE PERSONAL IS ALWAYS POLITICAL
Sponsored by the University of Edinburgh
In just a few years, Arun's friends become the success stories of their generation. Will it be Alia, a female writer and influencer, who is piecing together the story of a big global financial scandal? Run and Hide is a novel about a group of friends in an age of upheaval and breakdown;
Tells the history of the past two centuries, showing how a disparate group of thinkers, journalists, radicals and charismatics emerged from the ruins of empire to create an unstoppable Asian renaissance, one whose ideas lie behind everything from the Chinese Communist Party to the Muslim Brotherhood, and have made our world what it is today.