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Date(s) - 10/04/2018
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

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What’s up? Join Asian Society for a book talk and reception with Indian writers Hari Kunzru and Balli Kaur Jaswal and transnational literature scholar Tanya Agathocleous.


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Why you should go.  How does the contemporary novelist navigate times of polarized politics and heightened emotions, especially as an immigrant, divided by birthplace and country of residence? Two writers of the Indian diaspora, Hari Kunzru (White Tears) and Balli Kaur Jaswal (Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows), read from their latest work and discuss themes of belonging, defying tradition, and passions that derive from living as an immigrant, with postcolonial and transnational literature scholar Tanya Agathocleous. Followed by a reception and book signing.

Not to miss: The Progressive Revolution: Modern Art for a New India, September 14, 2018–January 20, 2019

The ongoing Japanese Kamakura exhibit is truly remarkable.

The Japanese Kamakura exhibit was one of this year’s highlights. © WhereNYC

Useful tips:

  • Alone or with friends? Either or.
  • Business cards are  always a plus.
  • If you’re going to drink, hydrate and get a bite to eat beforehand.
  • Bring cash for coat check / cloakroom.
  • Fancy a nightcap or a bite to eat nearby?
  1. Bar Room 117 60th St (between Lex and Park) – cozy, decent French wine, a crapload of beers on tap and bar food.
  2. Fig & Olive Lexington between 62nd 61st. One of many locations in New York City
  3. Lexington Bar & Books 1020 Lexington by 72nd St. – Close, cozy and rustic
  4. Loew’s Regency Bar & Grill (Park by 60th) – if you want a classy hotel bar with old school elegance, no need to look further.
  5. Vero Wine Bar 1483 2nd Ave (by 77th St.)