Past Event

India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation's Remaking

Tue, Jan 18 2011 - 6:00pm

India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation’s Remaking

Anand Giridharadas, Journalist; Author, India Calling; Columnist, The New York Times

New York Times columnist and American-born author Giridharadas reversed his parents' immigrant path and moved to India in 2003 to discover an old country making itself anew. Though India was in the midst of an economic boom, Giridharadas was interested less in its gold rush than in its cultural upheaval as a new generation sought to reconcile old traditions and customs with new ambitions and dreams. Giridharadas brings to life the people and the dilemmas of India today, through the prism of his émigré family history and his childhood memories of India. He shows how families are reinventing relationships, bending the meaning of Indianness, and enduring the pangs of the old birthing the new. The result is his first book, an intimate portrait of a country becoming modern while striving to remain itself. Join us for his fascinating perspective on the rise of modern India.

MLF: Asia-Pacific Affairs
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. book signing
Cost: $8 members, $20 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID), $8 Asia Society members (to get this rate, call 415 597-6705)
Program Organizers: Lillian Nakagawa and Cynthia Miyashita
Also know: Photo by Darshan Photography. In association with the Asia Society.