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Indian Food Indian Fiction Meetup - July 7th
WHEN 7/7/2018 from 12:00-1:30 WHERE Zam Zam Halal Pakistani/Indian in Medford BOOK A State of Freedom A devastating and powerful vision of a people defined by that most unquenchable human urge, the striving for a different life. Can we transform the possibilities we are born into? A State of Freedom wrests open the central, defining events of our century: displacement and migration. Five characters in very different circumstances—from a domestic cook in Mumbai to a vagrant and his dancing bear—find the meanings of dislocation and the desire to get more out of life. Set in contemporary India and moving between the reality of this world and the shadow of another, this novel of multiple narratives—formally daring, fierce but full of pity—asks the fundamental question: how does one imagine the ways one can live in the world, or even outside it? AUTHOR Neel Mukherjee (born 1970) is an India-born writer who lives in London and writes in English. Mukherjee was educated at Don Bosco School, Park Circus, Kolkata. He studied English at Jadavpur University and then attended University College, Oxford, on a Rhodes Scholarship, where he studied English and graduated in 1992. He completed his Ph.D. at Pembroke College, Cambridge, and graduated with an M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia in 2001. He reviews fiction for a variety of publication in the U.K. and U.S., including The Times and Time Asia.

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