SOAS, University of London, in Russell Square is hosting a free seminar by Dr Kavita Ramdya on Jhumpa Lahiri's "Interpreter of Maladies" (1999) on Monday 11 March 2013, 5:30 pm-7:00 pm.
Kavita's talks are very lively and easy to follow even if you haven't read the books.
"The ninth talk in the series considers Jhumpa Lahiri's "Interpreter of Maladies" (1999), exploring tensions between Indian-immigrant parents and their American-born children, the trials and tribulations which come with immigration from East to West, and arranged marriage in a culture which emphasizes romantic love."
Centre of South Asian Studies Events: http://www.soas.ac.uk/southasianstudies/events/
Dr Kavita Ramdya: http://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff74409.php
Let's have dinner afterwards at Sagar which is within walking distance:
Off Tottenham Court Rd,
17A Percy Street
London, W1T 1DU.
We'll meet at 5.15pm at SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
in the Main Building, room 4421.
The room is small and cosy. We can't miss each other.
I'll have an "ASIAN AUTHORS/BOOKS ABOUT ASIA" sign on the desk in front of me.
If you're familiar with the library at SOAS, the Main Building is the building which houses the library. When you enter the Main Building, go up to the fourth floor. As you exit the lift, room 4421 is on your left.
Please indicate in your RSVP box -- it's easier for me to handle if you write your comment in the RSVP box itself -- whether you'll be joining us for a drink/dinner at Sagar after the seminar.