Chitra Divakaruni’s new novel, The Forest of Enchantments, based on the Ramayana and told from Sita’s point of view, was published in India in January 2019. (HarperCollins). Chitra toured India extensively and thanks the many readers who came out to her events and bought books, making Forest into a national bestseller.
The novel was published in the US in August 2019. Here are Divakaruni’s upcoming events:
Houston: Saturday, September 14, 10:45 a.m. and 1:30 pm, at JaipurLitFest Houston, Asia Society. 1370 Southmore. Tickets for festival here: https://asiasociety.org/texas/events/jlf-houston
Boulder, CO.: Saturday September 21, 11 a.m. and 2 pm at JaipurLitFest Boulder. At Boulder Public Library. Registration here: http://jlflitfest.org/colorado/colorado-registration
Toronto: Saturday September 28, 10:30 a.m. at JaipurLitFest Toronto. At the Young Center for Performing Arts. Tickets here: http://jlflitfest.org/toronto/schedule
San Francisco Area: Sunday Nov 3, 1 p.m. At Book Passage, Corte Madera, FREE.
Thursday Nov 7, 7 p.m., at Books Inc., Alameda. FREE
More to come. . .
A special 10th anniversary Edition of Chitra’s bestseller The Palace of Illusions is now available in India. (Pan Macmillan). It can be ordered here. Chitra will be happy to sign copies during her book tour.
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 NOVEL, BEFORE WE VISIT THE GODDESS in 2017. She thanks everyone who helped to organize the tour and set up publicity and also the thousands of readers that came to her events.
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 India for
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