Image - detail of book cover of 'The Archer'
Past Event

Reading Californians Book Discussion: The Archer

San Francisco Chronicle columnist Barbara Lane has described Shruti Swamy's The Archer as "a coming-of-age novel set in 1970s Bombay. A key element of the book is Kathak, a classical dance form."

This California Book Awards 2022 gold medal winner gives us insight not only into a young South Asian woman's life but also into how her love of Kathak stabilizes her life. The images of India are vibrant and memorable.

Join us in-person or online to hear directly from the author (who will join us via Zoom) and to share your thoughts and questions on the book and the issues it raises.

MLF Organizer
Kalena Gregory

A Reading Californians Member-led Forum program. Forums at the Club are organized and run by volunteer programmers who are members of The Commonwealth Club, and they cover a diverse range of topics. Learn more about our Forums.

February 7, 2023

The Commonwealth Club of California
110 The Embarcadero
Max Thelen Board Room
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States


Shruti Swami

Author, The Archer

Kalena Gregory

Chair, Reading Californians Member-led Forum, The Commonwealth Club of California—Moderator