Jackman Humanities Institute
The Jackman Humanities Institute is thrilled to present the 2019-2020 Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Amitav Ghosh. JHI activities are structured around the annual theme of Strange Weather this year.
Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta and grew up in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. He is the author of two books of non-fiction, a collection of essays and eight novels. His most recent book is The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable (2016). His books have won many prizes and he holds four honorary doctorates. His work has been translated into more than thirty languages and he has served on the Jury of the Locarno and Venice film festivals. He is married to the writer Deborah Baker and divides his time between Brooklyn, Goa and Kolkata. In 2018 the Jnanpith Award, India’s highest literary honor, was conferred on Amitav Ghosh. He was the first English-language writer to receive the award. In 2019 Foreign Policy magazine named him one of the most important global thinkers of the preceding decade.
This event is free and open to all. Registration is required (link below). For further information, please contact the Jackman Humanities Institute at (416) 946-0313