Department of Asian Studies
Department of Asian Studies

South Asia Institute’s Book “Adda”

Tue, October 10, 2017 | Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

South Asia Institute’s Book “Adda”

The South Asia Institute is proud to host a South Asia Book Club this year.  In Kolkata and other major cities, you would regularly find “addas” – groups of people, gathered at cafes, having stimulating conversation, and discussing the most important issues of the day.  As several new and exciting books have come out recently, it would be a shame not to be able to talk about them with other avid readers.  Three South Asian novels have been shortlisted for the Booker Prize, thirteen have been longlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, and there are scores of new collections of poetry.  We will have our hands full with exciting books to read and issues to discuss.  And it wouldn’t be a South Asian Book Club or “adda” without chai and snacks!  All are welcome to join us!

For our first meet on October 10, 2017, 5:30-7pm, we will be reading Kamila Shamsie’s Home Fire. Please join the conversation at the Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

Sponsored by: South Asia Institute

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