Coming Events

Friends of Kalangarai Book Group

Date: April 12, 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 living room? Our new book discussion group focuses on Indian novelists. Authors include Arundhati Roy, Jhumpa Lahiri, Thrity Umrigar, Abraham Verghese, Sujuta Massey among others. The book discussion will be hybrid—in person and on Zoom—and meets every two months on the second Friday of the month at 5:30-6:30 (EST). Future dates for 2024 are: June 14, August 9, October 11.


The book for our second session (April 12) is Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard by Kiran Desai.

Kiran Desai tells a hilarious and poignant story of life, love, and family relationships that captures the vivid culture of the Indian subcontinent and the universal intricacies of human experience.

Kiran Desai is the winner of the 2006 Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction for her second novel, The Inheritance of Loss. She is one of the most talented writers of her generation.

Place 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.