Book Launch, Friday 5th March, 6.30pm@Auditorium AFB

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Book Launch, Friday 5th March, 6.30pm@Auditorium AFB

Post  Melanie on Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:25 pm

Monkey-man by Usha K R

Friday 5 March, 2010, 6.30 pm @ Auditorium AFB

Penguin India and Alliance Française Bangalore will be co-hosting the launch of the novel
‘Monkey-man’ by Bangalore writer Usha K R. The Sahitya Academy Award winning
novelist, Shashi Deshpande, will receive the first copy of the book. After a reading from
the novel by the author, there will be a discussion on ‘Bangalore Transformed’ with
eminent Bangaloreans of different persuasions participating in it. The panelists are
Chiranjiv Singh, former Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka and India’s
ambassador and permanent representative to UNESCO, 1997 to 2000; Rohini Nilekani,
writer, social activist and philanthropist, Pratham Books and Arghyam; and Vivek
Shanbagh, writer, critic and editor of the unique Kannada literary journal Desha Kaala.
‘Monkey-man’ is Usha K R’s fourth novel and is set against the background of a rapidly
changing Bangalore of the last four decades. In the first week of the new millenium,
four people spot a strange creature on Ammanugudi Street, and are invited to speak
about it on a popular radio show. What is it that they see in the gathering darkness? The
novel traces their lives and their interlinked destinies in a city that has grown from a
‘pensioner’s paradise’ to the hub of the country’s IT industry.



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