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"The World as India" by Susan Sontag
Transcript of "The World as India" by Susan Sontag
American writer and filmmaker, a professor and a political activist
cultural and an intellectual celebrity
wrote about areas of conflict
mostly topics: photography, culture, media, AIDS, illness, human rights, communism
The New York Review of Books: "one of the most influential critics of her generation."
directed films, wrote books, ...
2001: Jerusalem Prize
2003: Peace Prize of the German Book Trade
2003: Prince of Asturias Award
* 16.01.1933 in Tucson
attended high school in Los Angeles
father died on tubercolosis
Mother was often away
1950: married Philip Rieff
recieved B.A. from College of Chicago
graduated in Havard University and Saint Anne's College in Oxford
1986: Mother died on lung cancer
The world as India
over 400 individual languages are spoken
22 languages are official today
Problems for administration?