Tulika Books invites you to the launch of the book:  "I Know the Psychology of Rats" by Saeed Mirza, illustrated/designed by Nachiket Patwardhan

Tulika Books invites you to the launch of the book:

I Know the Psychology of Rats

by Saeed Mirza 

illustrated/designed by Nachiket Patwardhan

Saturday, 10 December 2022, 6 pm at Lecture Room 2 (basement), India International Centre Annexe 40 Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi


• Readings from the book

• Githa Hariharan in conversation with Saeed Mirza and Nachiket Patwardhan

In the author’s own words: “I hope the reader will find the book interesting because there is a story in it: of a deeply passionate Indian and world citizen who, by using humour, the absurd and the grotesque, attempted to unravel our times … a man who I thought was an unimaginative workaholic when I first met him at the Pune Film School in 1973. He would later become my friend, partner, confidante – and his name was Kundan Shah. … This is his story. It is also a story about two people who, over time and circumstance, in a life-encounter of Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro meeting up with Albert Pinto, built an incredibly strong bond of trust and friendship. You could even call them ‘comrades’: Kundan Shah and I, Saeed Mirza.” Saeed Mirza, filmmaker, writer, traveller, teacher, is a pioneer of the ‘New Wave’ progressive cinema in India. All his films have won major awards, including India’s National Film Awards. He is the director of the popular television serials Nukkad and Intezaar, as well as several documentary films on social welfare and cultural activism.

Nachiket Patwardhan, architect, artist and filmmaker, has been illustrating books since 1971.