11 February 2016

Theodore Zeldin's Hidden Pleasures of Life

Fantastic news: Theodore Zeldin's Hidden Pleasures of Life is the winner of the Transmission Prize. Now in its fourth year, Salon London's Transmission Prize rewards writers, speakers, scientists, philosophers and activists for their ideas and the way they communicate them. 

Of this year's prize, the judges said:
"The philosopher’s work, using conversation to uncover the 'dark matter' of each other's minds, was voted the biggest, boldest and most interesting idea by the 2016 Transmission Prize panel. This year's prize centred on effective and personal ideas for change and no one captured this ethos as persuasively as Theodore."

Zeldin has been named ‘one of the forty world figures whose ideas are likely to have a lasting relevance to the new millennium’ (Independent on Sunday). His books Conversations and An Intimate History of Humanity are international bestsellers.

The Indian edition of The Hidden Pleasures is a lovely paperback at Rs 595. It's a brilliantly written, cosmopolitan, accessible book that speaks about the human condition and life today with wit, wisdom and intelligence and draws on histories and stories from across the world to illustrate its points. 


Please join us for an evening with five scintillating speakers: Dipesh Chakrabarty, Swapan Dasgupta, Nayanjot Lahiri, Neeladri Bhattacharya and Rudrangshu Mukherjee. On 1 March 2016 at the University of Chicago Centre, DLF Capitol Point, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Delhi 110001.