“My visit to Auro in July was a very positive one. The new University has an exciting ambitious plan for the future, a new campus in historic Surat, with luxurious visitor hospitality and great transport links to Mumbai and Delhi. I was honoured to be invited to give the first in a Distinguished Visiting Lecture series on Reading Literature Today, a vital subject close to my research and teaching concerns and those of any university. Auro provided a special context for thinking about these important questions and the assembled audience of colleagues and students, including Vice-Chancellor Professor A.K. Singh, gave me inspiration and fascinating questions to take my thinking further.”