Award-winning Indian author Anuradha Roy launches her new book Sleeping on Jupiter at Asia House, a dark tale that puts a fictional spin on the reality of life for women and children in India today.
Taking place in the fictional Indian town of Jarmuli, a city of temples and healing on the edge of the ocean, Sleeping on Jupiter traces the life of Nomi, who revisits Jarmuli 20 years after she left. Once back she finds a city at once alien and familiar, and haunted by the ghosts of her past.
Roy will be in conversation with Claire Armitstead, books editor for the Guardian and Observer, about her work, inspirations and what it’s like being a woman in India right now.
This event is part of the Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival 2015.