Saturday, March 24, 2012

Reading on March 29

Toto Funds the Arts
in association with The British Council Library

is delighted to invite you to an ‘epic’ evening

Nilanjan P. Choudhury will read from his first novel Bali and the Ocean of Milk  (HarperCollins, 2011) and be in conversation with Kaushik Viswanath, who will read from his short fiction The Truth About Ashwatthama and River

Venue: The British Council Library, Prestige Takt,
23 Kasturba Road Cross, Bangalore

Date and time: Thursday 29 March 2012, 6.45 p.m.

Nilanjan Choudhury spent several years peddling highly overrated software to gullible corporates, until a mid-life crisis saw him joining an NGO that works in education. He studied at IIM Ahmedabad and IIT Kanpur and often wonders why he went through all that jazz. He lives in Bangalore with his wife, a daughter and a home loan.

Kaushik Viswanath was short-listed for the 2012 TOTO award for Creative Writing. He is a Master of Arts in English Studies because IIT Madras says so. He writes a column called Dr K's Cure for Sanity in the New Indian Express, which, like much of his writing, has been deemed inappropriate for adults. His stories have been published by Karadi Tales, Scholastic, and Tinkle. He is currently working on his first novel.

Praise for Bali and the Ocean of Milk:

“A grand and frothy manthan of myth, magic, palace intrigue, humour and more!” – Mahesh Dattani, playwright

“Mythology with a modern political twist.” – C.K. Meena, author and columnist

“A tongue-in-cheek story that spans time, mythology and politics.” – Abhijit Bhaduri, novelist

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