MTalks ‘India Dark’: Author Kirsty Murray in conversation with Justine Hyde
Fri 2 Dec 2016, 1.00pm–2.00pm
Across Australia, thousands of school kids are learning to love Bollywood, one of India’s many dazzling cultural exports. A century ago, Australian child performers were one of Australia’s most popular exports to India. But in 1909, 29 Australian child performers stirred a scandal that would bring an end to a vibrant era. Author Kirsty Murray tracked the fading traces of Pollard’s Lilliputian Opera Company across modern India to bring their story to life. Join Kirsty Murray and Justine Hyde as they discuss Kirsty’s award-winning novel India Dark, a story that echoes across the century from Melbourne to Mumbai.