*PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A LIVE EVENT WITH ROBERT MACFARLANE ON STAGE. NEHA SINHA & YUVAN AVES WILL BE INTERVIEWED VIA A VIDEO LINK FROM INDIA*
Join us for this very special event where our Festival Patron and award winning author Robert Macfarlane talks to two of India's leading conservationists Neha Sinha and Yuvan Aves about their recently published books and conservation and environmental activism in India.
Neha Sinha is the author of Wild and Wilful (Harper Collins India). In this book, we meet fifteen iconic Indian species in need of conservation and heart. Neha explores what these creatures need, and how they exert agency and decision-making. With an equal emphasis on human and animal, science and skilled prose, Wild and Wilful reveals the magic of the wild in our daily lives. It will take you from fear to wonder.
Yuvan Aves is the author of A Naturalist’s Journal (Notion Press), a collection of essays. He is the recipient of the M.Krishnan Nature Writing Award, conferred by the Madras Naturalists’ Society. He also teaches at an alternative education space for children in Chennai, as he continues to reimagine an Earth-centric and child-centric education in schools. He is currently travelling and documenting stories along the Indian coastline.
Running time - 60 minutes