S. Shankar with His New Novel “Ghost in the Tamarind”
Where: Revolution Books
437 Malcolm X Blvd./Lenox Ave. @132nd St
212-691-3345 Price: $10 - sliding scale
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Release event for S. Shankar’s new novel, “Ghost in the Tamarind”
The book tells the story of forbidden love between a Brahmin man and a woman of the Dalit “untouchable” caste. It spans the late nineteenth century to the 1970s in India. The couple risk everything for a better world.
“Subversions, transgressions, and transcending boundaries are at the center of “Ghost” in the Tamarind, and Ramu, a Brahmin with a revolutionary heart, is a fitting protagonist…”
–Samrat Upadhyay, author of Mad Country
S. Shankar, a novelist, critic, and translator, teaches at the University of Hawai`i, Mānoa, where he is a professor of English.
This evening is a Brooklyn Book Fair “Bookend” event. It takes place in Harlem at Revolution Books, one of the official BBF Bookend hosts.