Indian author's book looks at plight of women

Award-winning author Anuradha Roy launches her new book 'Sleeping on Jupiter' at Asia House. The dark tale takes place in the fictional Indian town of Jarmuli, but reflects real life. She will be in conversation with the Guardian books editor Claire Armitstead.

Tuesday 28 April
18.30 - 20.00

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Indonesian Transport Minister to brief corporate members

Ignasius Jonan, Minister for Transportation of the Republic of Indonesia, will brief Asia House corporate members on the series of reforms the new Indonesian Government has set in motion to tackle infrastructure bottlenecks, spur economic growth and attract foreign investment.

Tuesday 28 April

11.00 - 12.00

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New book sheds light on China's One Child generation

One of China's most acclaimed writers will open the Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival 2015 with a talk on her hotly anticipated and very topical new book, 'Buy Me The Sky'. It will be followed by a book signing and canapé reception.

Thursday 7 May

18.30 - 20.00

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Anita Anand with Arifa Akbar

The literary editor of the Independent and i newspapers, will be in conversation with Anita Anand, author of Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary. Anita will talk about the dispossed Indian princess Sophia Duleep Singh and women's historical involvement in suffrage movements, a week ahead of the UK general election.

Thursday 30 April

18.30 - 20.00

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A history of the world's greatest invention

Former China journalist Alexander Monro talks about his highly acclaimed book 'The Paper Trail', which looks at how a technology invented in China more than two millennia ago, end up reaching Europe and facilitating both the Renaissance and the Reformation.

Friday 8 May

12.30 - 13.30

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Reimagine Asia's best stories today

Come and enjoy a night looking at the role of classic Asian stories in 2015. The night will feature a panel discussion, followed by a performance of one of the region's racier stories. Dishoom's award-winning cocktails will be served throughout.

Friday 8 May

18.45 - 20.45

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Be swept away by poetry from Asia

Imtiaz Dharker will read from her new collection Over the Moon. Vidyan Ravinthiran will select poems from Grun-tu-molani, his debut of beautiful and captivating poetry inspired by his Sri Lankan upbringing. Writer and critic Preti Taneja will chair the event.

Monday 11 May

18.30 - 20.00

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Indian editor: 'There are two Indias and two Modis'

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Understanding India’s dichotomy is essential to understanding its potential, writes The Hindu Business Line’s Senior Associate Editor R. Srinivasan.

The UK still exports more goods to Belgium than to China & India combined

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The growth of the new Asian middle class presents enormous opportunities for Western exporters, but they are still not taking advantage of them, writes Charlie Humphreys.

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Ignasius Jonan, Minister for Transportation of Indonesia, will brief Asia House corporate members.

Sleeping on Jupiter

Anuradha Roy launches new book on plight of women and children in India.

Sophia - Anita Anand

Anita Anand will talk on suffragette Sophia Duleep Singh, the subject of her book.

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The Indian author talks about her book and women in India ahead of Tuesday's launch.

Understanding India’s dichotomy is essential to understanding its potential, writes R. Srinivasan.

This presents a huge opportunity for UK exporters, writes Charlie Humphreys.

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