Contemporary Indian Fiction

One Monday and three Wednesdays Wednesday, March 23, April 20, and May 4, Noon - 1:30 p.m Monday, April 4, 12:30 - 2 pm | Compass Bank, Second Floor, 2001 Kirby at San Felipe

There has been a burgeoning of fiction by Indian and Indian American authors in the last decade, and this seminar will focus on four exciting books, each very different, in an attempt to analyze what is unique about these writers and their visions. We will discuss Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Interpreter of Maladies; Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things; Manil Suri’s The Death of Vishnu; and Chitra Divakaruni’s Queen of Dreams, in this order.

Chitra Divakaruni is the author of two prize-winning story collections, Arranged Marriage and The Unknown Errors of Our Lives, four volumes of poetry, and the bestselling novels, The Mistress of Spices, Sister of My Heart, and The Vine of Desire. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker and the Atlantic Monthly, among others. Ms. Divakaruni teaches creative writing at the University of Houston.



Welcome to Spring 2018! 

Going Baroque!
Thursday, January 18, 7:30–9:00 p.m. | Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard at Greenbriar. Parking information distributed to subscribers.


An Intimate Concert of Modern and Contemporary Music of Mexico
Tuesday, January 23, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
Private home. Address to subscribers.

Comida en la Cuidad
Tuesday, February 6, noon | Caracol Restaurant, 2200 Post Oak Boulevard, 77056


Modern Architecture in Mexico City
Tuesday, February 20, 12:00-1:30 P.M. | Moody Center for the Arts, Rice University


Thomas Jefferson: The Essential Democrat
Three Wednesdays, February 21, 28 and March 7, 6:30-8:00 P.M. | Covenant Church, 4949 Caroline, 77004



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