1 hr 19 min

The Light of Asia BIC TALKS

    • Politics

The Light of Asia an epic poem by Sir Edwin Arnold published in 1879. It is a narrative of the life and message of the Buddha that quickly became a huge sensation and has continued to resonate powerfully across the world. Weaving together literary, cultural, political and social history, author and parliamentarian Jairam Ramesh talks to author and independent consultant Radhika Chadha on how he managed to uncover and narrate the fascinating story of this deeply consequential and compelling poem.

The Light of Asia an epic poem by Sir Edwin Arnold published in 1879. It is a narrative of the life and message of the Buddha that quickly became a huge sensation and has continued to resonate powerfully across the world. Weaving together literary, cultural, political and social history, author and parliamentarian Jairam Ramesh talks to author and independent consultant Radhika Chadha on how he managed to uncover and narrate the fascinating story of this deeply consequential and compelling poem.

1 hr 19 min