If you are anywhere in the vicinity of Boston, check out these two fine author readings.
First up is S. Mitra Kalita on November 8. She will be reading from her book Suburban Sahibs: Three immigrant families and their passage from India to America.
The book reading and discussion, sponsored by the South Asian Journalists Association-Boston, will be at 12 noon on the MIT campus. Room 105 in building 2 (2-105). This is in the right wing of the main building when you face it on Memorial Drive. Easy access also from Mass. Ave. or Ames Street entrances.
Directions to the Venue
Directions to MIT
Next is Taslima Nasrin, the controversial Bangladeshi writer. She will read from her new book, My Exile: The Past is Not Another Country, on November 12.
Lajja, or Shame, published in 1993 is perhaps her most controversial book in which she describes the atrocities against minority Hindus in Bangladesh following the riots in India. It's a harrowing account of one family trying to survive in the land they love. The book got her banned from Bangladesh and a conservative group called the Soldiers of Islam issued a death warrant, or fatwa in 1993.
The lecture and discussion is sponsored by the Tufts Center for South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies and co-sponsored by the Tufts History Department and SAJA-Boston.
Where: Room 204, Cabot Intercultural Center, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
When: 5 p.m.
A reception with light refreshments along with a discussion will follow the presentation.
Directions: Click here for directions to the Tufts campus.
Please contact: Neilesh Bose, 617.627.3558 for more information