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Book Reading: "Silk Fish Opium"

Jaina Sanga

Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 5:00pm
Elliot Bay Books
1521 10th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122 - Google Map
"At a time of extraordinary ferment, when India is poised for Independence and Partition, young Rohini, the daughter of a wealthy Hindu silk-trader, dares to fall in love with Hanif, an ordinary Muslim musician...

Against the backdrop of an India transitioning from feudal aristocracy to industrial democracy, from colonial rule to Independence, Silk Fish Opium traces the journey of a girl from a land of imagination to one of vivid reality."

Jaina Sanga has a Ph.d. in English from Case Western Reserve University and has taught English and South Asian Studies for a number of years before writing fiction.  She is also the author of a book on Salman Rushdie, and editor of two volumes on South Asian Literature. 

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This event is part of Elliot Bay Book Company's "Voices of South & Central Asia."

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Elliot Bay Books (206) 624-6600