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. (HarperCollins). Chitra will be touring India extensively. Below is the tentative schedule. Please keep checking in case there are updates or changes.
India Book Tour, 2019
Chennai: Jan 12-13 Lit for Life Festival (organized by The Hindu newspaper), Lady Andal School, Sri Mutha Concert Hall. 2 events. Jan 12, Saturday, 3.40 pm to 4.40 pm, “The Language of Myth,” and Jan 13, 2019, Sunday, 12.55 pm to 1.40 pm “The Epic Storyteller,” a discussion of The Forest of Enchantments.
Mumbai: 2 events. Jan 16, Wed. 6.00 pm Reading and book signing event at Crossword Kemps Corner; and Thurs Jan 17, 6:30 pm, HarperCollins/LiteratureLive Bombay/ G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture, G5/A Laxmi Mills Estate, Shakti Mills Lane, Mahalaxmi.In conversation with Ashwin Sanghi. Limited Seating, so please come in good time!
Bangalore: Saturday Jan 19. Book Signings: 1:00 pm Goobes Book, 1:20 pm Higginbothams 1:40 pm Gangarams, 2:00pm Blossoms 2:30 pm Book Worm 3:00 pm Sapna Residency Road
Delhi: 2 events. Sunday, Jan 20, 5 p.m. Gurgaon Event, organized by Gurgaon Moms Club/HarperCollins, DLF The Crest Club; and Monday, Jan 21, 3 p.m. at the India International Centre, Multipurpose Room. Organized by K R Mangalam University/HarperCollins.
Kolkata: Jan 22-24 Tata Kalam Literary Meet, Victoria Memorial. January 23, 2:40 p.m.: The Forest of Enchantments: Chitra Divakaruni on her new novel. (Note new time!)
Jan 24, 2.50pm: Reading Sita and Draupadi today: Chitra Divakaruni and Ambai discuss why the women in the great epics still fascinate us.
Jaipur: Jaipur Lit Fest. Diggi Palace. January 26th, 1:40-2:20 pm, Book Launch: The Forest of Enchantment by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni in conversation with Shobhaa De
January 27th, 12:30-1:30pm: Adaptations, Chitra Divakaruni, Vikram Chandra, Yann Martel etc. in conversation with Anindita Ghose about the movies made from their books
Hyderabad: Jan 30. In conjunction with InkTalks. At ICFAI Business School, Dontanapally, Shankarpally Rd, 12:30 to 1:30 pm. All welcome, but please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please come to the events and support Chitra. She loves to meet her readers.
Many thanks to HarperCollins India for organizing the tour and to Diya Kar for her excellent editing.
Media professionals, bloggers etc. may contact
Advance copies of The Forest of Enchantments may now be ordered here.
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; email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, email@example.com