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Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 7:34 PM

BOULDER, Colo. (September 19, 2017) - The third-annual ZEE JLF at Boulder which took place September 15-17 at the Main Boulder Public Library, featured more than 40 sessions running to packed audiences. Nearly 70 authors joined in conversation with the community as they presented new takes on current events covering topics ranging from migration and cultural appropriation, 100 years of the Russian Revolution, feminism across cultures, journalism and reportage, nature and the environment, U.S. gun culture, Native American rights, yoga and meditation, constitutions, LGBT, Latino, African American and Native American voices.

Saturday afternoon sessions included:

Second Thoughts: A Writer and Diplomat: Navtej Sarna in conversation with John Elliott.
Navtej Sarna, Indian Ambassador to the United States of America, is the author of several acclaimed books on subjects as varied as romance, religion and history. In conversation with John Elliott on his life, travels and writing.

Migrations: Dan-el Padilla Peralta, Devesh Kapur, and Kayhan Irani in conversation with Marcia Douglas.
Human beings are a nomadic species, and migrations remain a constant part of human history. Economic migrants, political refugees, immigrants and emigrants chart new languages and societies, navigating exile and discovery, alienation and acceptance. Panelists from across continents and cultures speak of their individual experiences and perceptions.

A Life of Adventure and Delight: Akhil Sharma in conversation with Arsen Kashkashian and Maeve Conran.
Akhil Sharma is an important voice in American fiction and the author of “An Obedient Father” and “Family Life”, which movingly document both Indians in India and the Indian-American immigrant experience. His latest book, “A Life of Adventure and Delight”, plunges the reader into the unpredictable workings of the human heart. In conversation with Arsen Kashkashian, the bookseller from Boulder Bookstore, and Maeve Conran, News Director at radio station KGNU, he talks about his writing.


ZEEL is present across broadcasting, movies, music, live entertainment, digital and talent businesses, both within India and overseas. ZEEL has more than 240,000 hours of television content and houses the world’s largest Hindi film library with rights to more than 4,200 movie titles across various languages. ZEEL has also produced several movies for theatrical release and is the fastest growing music label in India. It has presence in the digital space with ‘dittoTV’ and ‘OZEE’ and has also ventured into live events.

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