Jaipur Literature Festival 2022
‘Monpas and the Trails of Buddha’
“Intrepid traveller, lensman and writer, Deepankar Aron, former bureaucrat from Arunachal Pradesh, Yeshe Tsering in conversation with Founder of the award-winning firm ACTE, Oken Tayeng. Find them discussing the imprint and still-beating heart of Buddhist philosophy, art and culture – sired in an ancient age when monks and wanderers travelled seamlessly from India to Central and East Asia. “
The Travel Session | Deepankar Aron, Samrat Choudhury, Colin Thubron, Robert Macfarlane and Taran N Khan in conversation with William Dalrymple | Jaipur Literature Festival 2022
Travel writing is one of the most ancient forms of literature, but does it have any relevance in the age of the internet, globalisation and Google Maps? Taran N. Khan is the author of Shadow City: A Woman Walks Kabul, a lyrical memoir and meditative portrait of a city known primarily in terms of either conflict or peace. Deepankar Aron is an intrepid traveller, lensman and writer, whose latest book, On The Trail of Buddha: A Journey to the East, explores the spiritual, cultural and philosophical linkages that bind India and East Asia.
Samrat Choudhury is a journalist and author of The Braided River: A Journey Along the Brahmaputra. In conversation with historian and festival Co-Director William Dalrymple, they read from their work, discuss the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on travel writing and the genre at large.
Asia Society, Hong Kong
Asia Society, Hong Kong, has recently broadcasted on their Youtube channel, a video of the session they did with me on the book ‘On the trail of Buddha – A Journey to the East’ with subtitles in Chinese.
Civil Services Officers Institute in collaboration with Valley of Words & Business World
This is the Youtube link of a book session on the book conducted by Civil Services Officers Institute in collaboration with Valley of Words and Business World on the 27th September, wherein, Dr Sanjeev Chopra, Director of the LBSNA, Mussoorie moderates the session with Ms. Trisha Niyogi, COO of Niyogi Books and the author.