Past Event

The Body as Manuscript: Science Fiction and Medical Humanities

February 18, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai (First Floor), Jamnalal Bajaj Road, Nariman Point, Mumbai

Event Description:

Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai invites you to a conversation with Dr. Rishi Goyal, Emergency Medicine physician, literary scholar, and Director of the Medicine, Literature and Society program at Columbia University and novelist, artist and Onassis award winning playwright of Harvest, Manjula Padmanabhan.

Event Speakers:

Rishi Goyal, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine (in Medical Humanities and Ethics and The Institute for Comparative Literature and Society) at Columbia University where he is the Director of the Medicine, Literature and Society Major track.  He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Humanities at the University of Southern Denmark.

Manjula Padmanabhan is an author, playwright and cartoonist. Her play Harvest won the 1997 Onassis Award for Theatre. Her weekly comic strip Sukiyaki appears in The Business Line, in Chennai, India. Her two most recent novels, Escape and The Island Of Lost Girls, are set in a brutal future world. She lives in the US, with a home in New Delhi.

Event Information:

Please email the event organizers at [email protected] register. for more information, please visit the event webpage

This event is hosted by Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai and co-sponsored with the Institute for Comparative Literature and SocietyColumbia Global Centers, and the President’s Global Innovation Fund