Conversation between Suniti Namjoshi and Gillian Hanscombe – Transcript

Series nameBackground Information

The seven images in this item are an extract of a conversation transcript between Suniti Namjoshi and Gillian Hanscombe. The conversation is about Namjoshi’s book, ‘The Conversations of Cow’, (The Women’s Press Fiction, London, 1985) and was held at the Institute for Contemporary Arts in London on 17 October 1985. The extract of the interview includes a reading by Suniti Namjoshi from her book and discusses some of the recurring themes in her work including identity and alienation.

Date of Creation / Publication1985
CreatorHanscombe, Gillian
Associated Person/ OrganisationNamjoshi, Suniti
Collection and Reference NumberSuniti Namjoshi Collection (GB 2661 SN)
Catalogue NumberSN/BI/5
CopyrightThe Creator and/ or the associated person or organisation where applicable.
Access to originalsThe originals are located with Suniti Namjoshi and at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto, Canada.
Series notesThe digital material in this grouping consists of black and white photographs of Suniti Namjoshi and her family, taken between 1946 and 1950 as well as an extract of an interview with Suniti Namjoshi conducted by writer Gillian Hanscombe.
Collection notesThe digitised material in the Suniti Namjoshi Collection features extracts of several published books, including poetry novels and fables. It also includes black and white family photographs and pencil drawings of (unused) illustrations for her novel 'The Conversations of Cow', as well as an extract of an interview transcript.