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John Lang - book discussion

This is a past event.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Barnes & Noble Cafe, 2nd floor Graham Center, Modesto Maidique Campus

An International Education Week event: 

John Lang: Wanderer of Hindoostan, Slanderer in Hindoostanee, Lawyer for the Ranee

John Lang (1816-64) is what the Australians call a 'larrikin' character - rambunctious, irreverent, and one who believed he had a covenant with destiny. Celebrated amongst Indians for having won a tough case against the East India Company, he became the Ranee of Jhansi’s lawyer. Lang was quite a nightmare for the British gentry and East India Company. He was as tall as Charles Dickens or Rudyard Kipling but never rose to critical acclaim.

Author Amit Ranjan and literary critic Stephanos Stephanides invite you to ponder with them on John Lang’s rightful place in history.


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