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"Writing Into Our Many Bodies: Narratives of Diaspora and Home" feat. Jai Chakrabarti

Wednesday, October 11 at 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Jonsson Performance Hall (JO 2.604), JO 2.604
Jonsson Performance Hall is on the north mall inside Erik Jonsson Academic Center (JO) in room number JO 2.604.

Jai Chakrabarti presents his lecture, “Writing Into Our Many Bodies: Narratives of Diaspora and Home” along with a reading from his novel, A Play for the End of the World.

Jai Chakrabarti’s fiction masterfully weaves Indian and Jewish themes to depict the depths and heights of human experience. His hauntingly brilliant novel A Play for the End of the World, that received the National Jewish Book Award, explores the role of art in horrific circumstances, the persisting burden of survival, and the possibility of redemption. In his is award-wining short fiction, whether the setting is India or the United States…there is a universality to the characters’ concerns” (New York Times).

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Event Type

Campus & Community, Lectures & Workshops

Target Audience

Undergraduate Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public, Graduate Students, International Students


Arts & Culture, Diversity & Inclusion


Arts, Humanities, and Technology, Center for Asian Studies, The Ackerman Center
Contact Information
Center for Asian Studies
(972) 883-2798
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