Proms 2019
20 Aug 2019, Imperial College Union
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Proms 2019 Proms Plus Talk

Proms Plus Talk
Proms Plus Talk
17:45 Tue 20 Aug 2019 Imperial College Union
The jungle of Rudyard Kipling’s reputation is explored by novelist Frances Hardinge and academic Sue Walsh, chaired by New Generation Thinker Anindya Raychaudhuri.
The jungle of Rudyard Kipling’s reputation is explored by novelist Frances Hardinge and academic Sue Walsh, chaired by New Generation Thinker Anindya Raychaudhuri.

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Since its publication in 1894, Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book has remained loved by children, but its attitudes have been questioned by some parents and critics, who see it as a relic of colonial English literature. Koechlin’s Les Bandar-Log is part of his nearly life long effort to set The Jungle Book to music. Costa Book Prize winning novelist Frances Hardinge and Sue Walsh from Reading University explore the book’s popularity and controversies with New Generation Thinker Anindya Raychaudhuri.

Edited version broadcast on BBC Radio 3 during tonight’s interval

Booking is not required for this event. Entry is on a first-come-first-served basis (doors open from 30 minutes before the event begins; capacity is limited).

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