Catch Lawctopus Law School Book Club in discussion with Writer, Photographer and Researcher Suchitra Vijayan on her book ‘Midnight’s Borders’. Register now to catch her live on Zoom.
In the Month of October, the LLS Book Club read Midnights’ Borders. An exemplary non-fiction that captures ‘micro-histories’ of the marginalised trying to navigate borderlands and state violence.
The book is a product of Suchitra’s nuanced research, bringing in themes of citizenship, freedom, state sovereignty and legality. All these themes stem from the moment of the midnight birth of Independent India that was marked by the partition’s violence.
Suchitra also analysis how that violence affected those at the borderlands, years after the end of colonialism. It’s a vital telling of how law and legality present themselves in different forms.
You can get to know more about the book and the subjects it tackles in this book discussion.
Date: October 31
Time: 7 PM IST.
About the Author
Suchitra (she/her) was born and raised in Madras. Her work has appeared in Washington Post, GQ, The Boston Review, The Hindu and Foreign Policy. A Barrister by training, she previously worked for the United Nations war crimes tribunals in Yugoslavia and Rwanda before co-founding the Resettlement Legal Aid Project in Cairo, which gives legal aid to Iraqi refugees. In addition, she is an award-winning photographer, the founder and executive director of The Polis Project, a hybrid research and journalism organisation. You can get to know more about Suchitra here.
Why You Must Attend the Book Discussion?
We wish to extend the conversation with Suchitra on her experience being a photographer, researcher and writer. The discussion will also speak to her about narrativising stories that didn’t resemble her worldview. Instead, they were marked by erasure and violence.
This webinar will be beneficial for you if you are a legal professional, law student, writer, young researcher and legal history buff.
We promise that the discussion with Suchitra will be fulfilling, and you won’t regret it a bit.
What are you waiting for? Register now to be part of this enthraling discussion on October 31 at 7 PM IST. Register here.
About Lawctopus Law School Book Club
The book club is part of Lawctopus Law School. Here we read books related to “law” and discuss them. At the end of the book, we have a guest to discuss the book with. Till now, we have had guests like Scott Shapiro, Rohit De, Philippe Sands, Sunetra Choudhury, TG Shenoy and Saurabh Kirpal to discuss their works. You can check out the talks on our youtube channel here.
Currently, we have more than 500+ members who read one book each month and discuss it. You can read more about us here.