Main Program | The Nutmeg’s Curse

09 Oct 2021 09:00 - 09:45
/ / IDR 299,000 (All Main Program Access)
Online via townscript.com | Live in Indus Restaurant, Bali & The Rechabite Hall, Perth.

In The Nutmeg’s Curse, Amitav Ghosh shares how Western colonialism and exploitation in the Banda Islands, Maluku, is the origin of climate change’s current dynamics. Hilmar Farid, the Director-General of Indonesia’s Ministry of Education and Culture, joins Amitav to discuss colonial history and spices, acknowledging the role that spices, like nutmeg, have played in the country’s national development.

(This session is presented in English)

Supported by WritingWA & Budaya Saya

Dalam The Nutmeg’s Curse, Amitav Ghosh berbagi bagaimana kolonialisme dan eksploitasi Barat di Kepulauan Banda, Maluku, menjadi cikal bakal dinamika perubahan iklim saat ini. Hilmar Farid, Direktur Jenderal Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Indonesia, bergabung dengan Amitav untuk membahas sejarah kolonial dan rempah-rempah, mengakui peran rempah-rempah, seperti pala, dalam pembangunan nasional.

(Sesi ini dipersembahkan dalam Bahasa Inggris)

Didukung oleh WritingWA & Budaya Saya


Hilmar Farid

Born in Germany, Hilmar Farid is Indonesia’s Director General of Culture. A historian, activist, and teacher, Hilmar is also the author of numerous books, his latest being Rewriting the Nation: Pramoedya …

Amitav Ghosh

Award-winning Amitav Ghosh became the first English-language writer to receive India’s highest literary honour, the Jnanpith Award, in 2018. Born in Calcutta and grew up in India, Bangladesh, and Sri …

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