Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Book Launch on October 29

Toto Funds the Arts
is pleased to invite you
to the launch of Parvati Sharma’s
first collection of short stories:

The Dead Camel and Other Stories of Love

Parvati’s reading will be followed by a conversation with
Prasanna Chandrasekharan & Nithin Manayath

Venue: Crossword Bookstore, ACR Towers, Ground Floor,
32 Residency Road, Bangalore - 1

Date and time: Friday, 29 October at 6.30 pm

Parvati Sharma was born in 1977. She grew up in Arunachal Pradesh, Paris, Pondicherry, Jakarta and New Delhi, where she studied English literature and Indian history. She has worked as an editor, researcher, travel writer and journalist, mostly in Delhi but also briefly in Bangalore, for the last decade. Currently, she works as a freelance writer and editor. Her first book, The Dead Camel and Other Stories of Love, has just been published by Zubaan.

Prasanna Chandrasekharan taught English for over 10 years at Mount Carmel College in Bangalore. In 2003 she co-edited a book of essays on literature, cinema and culture entitled Mr Naipaul's Round Trip and Other Essays (Penguin Books). She takes great delight in finding ‘good’ lines and inflicting them on captive audiences. She is presently engaged in editing non-fiction for Newgen Imaging Systems, an international publishing house.

Nithin Manayath teaches media theory at Mount Carmel College and writes an occasional column for the gay-and-lesbian page of Timeout Bengaluru. He is also an independent researcher with the Centre for Internet and Society.

Praise for The Dead Camel

‘Parvati Sharma's voice is... balanced, elegant and delightfully amused…’

‘She listens intently, looks hard and laughs; we laugh with her, with an occasional unease’
-- Indian Express

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