YEOVIL LITERARY FESTIVAL EVENT
Anjana Chowdhury - A Taste of India
British Asian author Anjana Chowdhury will discuss Indian culture and society as portrayed in literature. From the days of the British Raj to the present, novels set in India abound with characters who represent the society of their time.
Reading from her prize-winning debut novel Under the Pipal Tree, set in India in the 1960s and the present day, Anjana will tell us what influenced her to write about social inequalities.
In her talk, A Taste of India, Anjana will question myth vs reality on cultural mores, prejudices, class struggle and caste divisions. Has attitude towards women changed? Does caste system still exist? From weighing the pros and cons of arranged marriages to revealing secret family recipes there will be something for everyone.
Come prepared for a fun challenge, ‘Name that spice’, and to model for a saree or turban wrapping demonstration at the end!
Yeovil Literary Festival Events last approximatley 45 - 60 mins.
A £1 ticket levy is included in all stated ticket prices.