Goethe- Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan and KHOJ International Artists’ Association organised a reading by Christopher Kloeble.
Christopher Kloeble read from Almost Everything Very Fast (originally published in 2012) and again from Home Made in India. He was in conversation with Indian author Chandrahas Choudhury (Arzee the Dwarf) about cultural perceptions and misunderstandings.
In his book Home Made in India: A Love Story between Delhi and Berlin, Christopher Kloeble traced what it means to commute between the continents: perceptive, amusing, and finely nuanced. There are clichés and stereotypes here and there – Indians mock the Germans’ impatience and devoutness to rules, whereas the Germans often have a somehow exotic image of India.
Christopher Kloeble is a German novelist and scriptwriter. He was writer-in-residence at Cambridge University (UK), at the Goethe-Institut in Bangalore (India), and Max Kade Visiting Professor at Dartmouth College (USA).
Chandrahas Choudhury grew up in Mumbai and his native Orissa, was educated at the Universities of Delhi and Cambridge, and now lives between Delhi and Mumbai.