Coming Events

Friends of Kalangarai Book Group

Date: August 9, 2024
Time: 5:30 pm ET
Location: In Person and on Zoom

Exploring India through the Lens of Novelists

Interested in traveling to India but don’t want to leave your cozy armchair? We have launched a book group that focuses on Indian novels. The book discussion is hybrid—in person and on Zoom—and meets every two months on the second Friday of the month at 5:30-6:30 (EST).


Our next book is The Covenant of Water, by Abraham Verghese

The Covenant of Water takes place in Kerala, on the southwest coast of India. The story spans the years 1900 to 1977 and follows three generations of a family that suffers a peculiar affliction: in every generation, at least one person dies by drowning.

“A shimmering evocation of a bygone India and of the passage of time itself, The Covenant of Water is a hymn to progress in medicine and to human understanding, and a bumbling testament to the hardships undergone by past generations for the sake of those alive today. Imbued with humor, deep emotion, and the essence of life, it is one of the most masterful literary novels published in recent years.” [From book cover]

Location in-person:
Friends of Kalangarai
227 Union Street – Suite 707,
New Bedford, MA 02740

For more information and to register to receive a Zoom link to attend online.