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!