Book Launch and Conversation on “AHALYA” by Think India [Sep 11, 7 PM]: Registration Open

About Think India

Think India is a pan-India initiative to bring together with the best minds of the country and to infuse in them a ‘Nation First’ attitude. It is a forum of students, researchers, alumni, and faculty members from the premier institutes like IITs, IIMs, NITs, NLUs and another such premier institutes in various fields of academia, across India.

About the Book

Think India is hosting an exciting conversation to mark the book launch of ‘Ahalya’ by Koral Dasgupta (Published by Pan Macmillan). We sincerely request you to kindly publish the details about the event on your esteemed platform.

Ms. Dasgupta will be in an exciting conversation with Ms. Niyati Pandey (Asst. Professor of Law, GNLU). She will be sharing her experience writing the book and her thoughts. We cordially invite you to this event to know more about the book and the ideas behind it on 11th September, 7:00 PM. More details of the event are shared hereunder.

‘Lyrical and poetic … enthralling’ Bibek Debroy

It is known that Ahalya was cursed by her husband, Gautam, for indulging in a physical relationship with Indra. But is there another story to Ahalya’s truth? Who was Indra anyway? A king? A lover? A philanderer? The first book of the Sati series, Ahalya hinges on these core questions, narrating the course of her life, from innocence to infidelity.

In the Sati series, Koral Dasgupta explores the lives of the Pancha Kanyas from Indian mythology, all of whom had partners other than their husbands and yet are revered as the most enlightened women, whose purity of mind precedes over the purity of body. The five books of the Sati series reinvent these women and their men, in the modern context with a feminist consciousness.

About the Author

Koral has been recently signed by Pan Macmillan for a five-book series on mythological fiction. She is a compulsive storyteller. She writes academic non-fictions and relationship dramas, exploring the inherent nature of complex minds that leads to a relatable conflict and unpredictable climax. Koral has published four books with Westland, Niyogi and Rupa Publishers.

She is the founder of www.tellmeyourstory.biz, a story ecosystem led by crowd-sourced narratives. She also consults with educational and corporate bodies on content and communication projects and workshops.

How to Register?

Interested participants can register for the event through this link.

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