Chitra Divakaruni’s new novel, The Forest of Enchantments, based on the Ramayana and told from Sita’s point of view, will be published in India in January 2019. Chitra will be touring India extensively. Below is the tentative schedule. Please keep checking in case there are updates or changes.
Chennai: Jan 12-13 Lit for Life Festival (organized by The Hindu newspaper)
Mumbai: Jan 17 evening Literature Live Bombay at G5A
Bangalore: Jan 19 evening Algebra Event
Delhi: Jan 20 evening Algebra Event; Jan 21 event at the India International Centre
Kolkata: Jan 22-24 Tata Kalam Lit Meet
Jaipur: Jan 24-28, Jaipur Lit Fest
Hyderabad: Jan 30. Details to come.
Please come and support Chitra. She loves to meet her readers!
Oleander Girl was chosen as a Citywide Read in Mansfield, TX (Dallas area) and Chitra was invited to give a talk at the Mansfield Library. Thanks to everyone who attended and made the event a great success.
CHITRA HAD A VERY SUCCESSFUL INDIA BOOK TOUR FOR THE PAPERBACK OF HER NEW NOVEL, BEFORE WE VISIT THE GODDESS. She thanks everyone who helped to organize the tour and set up publicity and also the thousands of readers that came to her events.
Special thanks to publicist Bharti Taneja of Simon and Schuster India, the organizers of the Jaipur Lit Fest, the Tata Steel Kalam, Kolkata, and the Bangalore Times Lit Fest, as well as Lady Shri Ram College, Ethiraj College, IIT Madras, and Crosswords Bookstore. Photos of the tour are on her blog.
To order a copy of Before We Visit the Goddess, please visit these sites below. To order a copy in India (Amazon India or Flipkart) scroll down to the bottom of this page.
Publicity Contact in USA: Sarah Reidy • Sarah.Reidy@SimonandSchuster.com Publicity Contact in India: Bharti Taneja. Bharti.Taneja@simonandschuster.co.in
FOR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS, please contact Dawn Stuart at Books in Common
(541) 318-6288; firstname.lastname@example.org
BOOK CLUBS: Here is a Reading Group Guide for Before We Visit the Goddess.
If you have a book club of 10 or more members and would like Chitra to do a free skypetalk with you, or answer email questions, contact her at email@example.com. She will do her best to accommodate you.
UPDATE: The US national tour for Before We Visit the Goddess has been completed. The book received excellent reviews and an enthusiastic reception in the many cities to which Chitra traveled. Chitra writes: "My heartfelt thanks to all who came out to attend the events and make the tour a success and also to those who have put up reviews of the books on their favorite internet sites such as Goodreads, LibraryThing and Amazon. Please continue putting up reviews as that really helps to spread the word about my books. If you have comments or questions about the books, please write to me on my FB page, https://www.facebook.com/chitradivakaruni or on Twitter, @cdivakaruni."
FOR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
You may contact Chitra through her speaking agent, Dawn Stuart of Books in Common, firstname.lastname@example.org