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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.