MORE INDIA TOUR PHOTOS, PLUS A SPECIAL DISH I ATE WHILE I WAS THERE

The India trip was amazing, and left me with so many memories. I'm sharing a few with you, hoping you will enjoy them. Let me know. 

ROSE ICE CREAM, JAIPUR 

ROSE ICE CREAM, JAIPUR 

First, the food! At the Jaipur Literature Festival Authors Reception, held at the amazing Rambagh Palace, I had the best ice cream ever, made with real rose petals. I'll have to work it into a novel sometime!

AT THE LALIT HOTEL, DELHI, WITH A BEAUTIFUL SATISH GUJRAL SCULPTURE

AT THE LALIT HOTEL, DELHI, WITH A BEAUTIFUL SATISH GUJRAL SCULPTURE

There was so much beautiful architecture in different places – from Humayun's Tomb in Delhi to the Mysore Palace. But some of the things I loved the best were modern sculptures, as in the photo above.

GETTING READY TO SPEAK AT ETHIRAJ COLLEGE, CHENNAI

GETTING READY TO SPEAK AT ETHIRAJ COLLEGE, CHENNAI

I particularly enjoyed my visits to colleges and universities. I was delighted to see how many places were teaching my books! I visited Ethiraj, Lady Shri Ram and IIT Madras.

CITY PALACE, JAIPUR, HOLDING PALACE OF ILLUSIONS, WHICH HAS THESE DOORS ON ITS COVER

CITY PALACE, JAIPUR, HOLDING PALACE OF ILLUSIONS, WHICH HAS THESE DOORS ON ITS COVER

It was a special pleasure to visit this gate in the City Palace of Jaipur. I had been wanting to see it ever since I realized that it was the inspiration for the cover of Palace of illusions!

BOOK SIGNING, JAIPUR

BOOK SIGNING, JAIPUR

But the most important part of my trip was meeting so many of my readers. I appreciate every one of you! Thank you so much for coming to hear me speak and for buying my books! Please write to me here, on my FB page, or on Twitter, @cdivakaruni.

India Tour for Before We Visit the Goddess, in photos

I just came back from a wonderful visit to India to celebrate the launch of the paperback of my newest novel, Before We Visit the Goddess, the adventures of three generations of Indian women, spanning India and USA. You can read more about it here: http://www.chitradivakaruni.com/

Thanks to everyone who helped make the tour a success: my publisher Simon and Schuster India, especially my wonderful publicist Bharti Taneja; my agent Sandra Dijkstra and her associates; ZEE Jaipur Lit Fest, Tata Kalam Lit Meet Kolkata, and Times Lit Fest Bangalore; Crossword bookstores across the country; the colleges that invited me: Lady Shri Ram, Ethiraj, IIT Madras; INKTALKS, Bangalore;  the journalists who interviewed me so generously; and especially my wonderful readers in all the cities I visited. Couldn't have done it without you. 

Here are some photo highlights. More to come later.

 

DELHI LAUNCH OF BEFORE WE VISIT THE GODDESS PAPERBACK. ONSTAGE WITH JAYA BHATTACHARJEE ROSE

DELHI LAUNCH OF BEFORE WE VISIT THE GODDESS PAPERBACK. ONSTAGE WITH JAYA BHATTACHARJEE ROSE

MY TALK AT THE JAIPUR LIT FEST, WITH MODERATOR SHRABANI BASU. OVER A THOUSAND ATTENDEES AT THIS EVENT!

MY TALK AT THE JAIPUR LIT FEST, WITH MODERATOR SHRABANI BASU. OVER A THOUSAND ATTENDEES AT THIS EVENT!

AT THE TATA KALAM LITERARY MEET, KOLKATA, AT THE HISTORIC VICTORIA MEMORIAL, WITH DIYA KAR HAZRA OF PAN MACMILLAN INDIA. SHE WILL BE MY EDITOR FOR MY UPCOMING NOVEL ON SITA!

AT THE TATA KALAM LITERARY MEET, KOLKATA, AT THE HISTORIC VICTORIA MEMORIAL, WITH DIYA KAR HAZRA OF PAN MACMILLAN INDIA. SHE WILL BE MY EDITOR FOR MY UPCOMING NOVEL ON SITA!

WITH READER NAMAN CHAHDHARY AT THE DELHI LAUNCH

WITH READER NAMAN CHAHDHARY AT THE DELHI LAUNCH

WITH READER SHAMBHAVI SINGH AT LADY SHRI RAM COLLEGE, DELHI

WITH READER SHAMBHAVI SINGH AT LADY SHRI RAM COLLEGE, DELHI

WITH THE BROKE BIBLIOPHILES CHENNAI CHAPTER AT CROSSWORD BOOKSTORE, CHENNAI

WITH THE BROKE BIBLIOPHILES CHENNAI CHAPTER AT CROSSWORD BOOKSTORE, CHENNAI

Hope you enjoyed these. Will add more photos soon. Thanks again, everyone!