Oakley Center, Williams College
October 19th, 2021, 4:30pm EST
Akash Kapur discusses idealism, intentional living, and the perils and opportunities of utopian thinking. To be followed with Q&A with students and faculty
The Idler: A Drink with Akash Kapur
Thursday 21st October, 6-7pm BST
Ever dreamt of living in a utopian community? Akash Kapur grew up in the yogic community Auroville in India. His latest book tells of its travails and of its ideals. Come and find out why he returned to live there with his family. Akash will be in conversation with Idler magazine editor Tom Hodgkinson and your host will be Idler Academy director Victoria Hull. We’ll have philosophical insight from Dr Mark Vernon and the discussion will be followed by a live Q&A.
Interintellect Supersalon: Love, Death, and the Quest for Utopia
Saturday November 13 at 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST (ticket cost $25 includes a copy of the book)
In this SuperSalon, writer Akash Kapur, author of Better to Have Gone: Love, Death, and the Quest for Utopia in Auroville, will join writers and Interintellect hosts Tanya Raj and Visakan Veerasamy to explore the pull of a perfect utopia: the pleasures and the losses, and the finding of eventual transcendence and acceptance, even in the face of death.
“Fate happens to us, but we choose our pathways between its broad avenues ~ Akash Kapur”
Jaipur List Fest Colorado, 2021: Damon Galgut in conversation with Akash Kapur
Thrice Booker-shortlisted author Damon Galgut, author of The Promise, speaks about writing, method, and politics with Akash Kapur, author of Better to Have Gone
Selected Previous Events and Appearances
Jaipur Lit Fest, 2020
BIG TECH, SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM, DATA HARVESTING AND THE CYBER FUTURE
Marcus du Sautoy, John Lanchester and Jaspreet Bindra in conversation with Akash Kapur
Jaipur Lit Fest, 2020
THE ATTRACTIONS AND PERILS OF UTOPIA
Akash Kapur in conversation with Peter Hessler
November 14 2014, 6:30pm, Alliance Francaise, New Delhi: “Writers, Etc,” in conversation with Manu Joseph
October 17 2014, 7pm, Alliance Francaise, Pondicherry: “Narratives of Modern India,” in conversation with William Dalrymple
Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, June 25th, 2013, 5:00-6:00pm.
Fusion Partners Conference, April 24th, 2013, Beijing: Talk on “India in Transition.”
Mumbai LitLive, NCPA, November 1st, 1:30-2:30pm: Book launch, and in conversation with Gurcharan Das, Pranay Gupte, Vijay Joshi. Chair: Sanjay Jha.
Mowbrays, Park Sheraton Hotel, Chennai, November 5th, 7pm: In conversation with Mukund Padmanabhan.
Blue Frog, Mehrauli, New Delhi, November 30th, 7pm: In conversation with William Dalrymple.
Gitanjali Prize and festival, Pondicherry, December 9th.
Bangalore Literature Festival, December 9th, Jayamahal Palace, 4:15pm: “Scripting India”: In conversation with Akash Banerjee, Nandan Nilekani, Sanjeev Sanyal and Sir Mark Tully. Moderator: Pavan Varma
Jaipur Literature Festival, January 24th-28th, Diggi Palace, Jaipur.
Irrawady Literary Festival, Rangoon, February 1st-3rd, 2013
Fulbright Fellowship Program, South and Central Asian scholars meeting, Keynote address, Kochi, February 25th.
The World Bank, India Club, Washington, DC, March 19th, 1:00-2:00pm
World Bank Main Complex, Room MC 9-100.
Open to the public but you need to be on a RSVP list so let me know if you’d like to attend.
The Harvard Club, New York, March 20th, 7:30pm.
Town Hall, Seattle, March 23rd, Details to come, 7:30-9:00pm
Kepler’s Books, Menlo Park, CA, March 26th, 7:00pm
World Affairs Council Young Professionals, Houston, March 27th, 7:00pm-8:45pm
World Affairs Council Presentation, University of Houston Center for South Asian Studies, March 28th, 10:00-11:15am
Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, March 29th, 5:00-6:30pm.
The Colony Club, New York, April 3rd, 6:15pm.