Adult event
Alka Joshi: The Secret Keeper of Jaipur

Alka Joshi: The Secret Keeper of Jaipur

Authors: Alka Joshi

Date/Time: Friday 4 February 2022 16:00-17:00

Venue: Al Joud Ballroom 3, Hilton, Al Habtoor City

Language: English

Session No. 18 

Discover a powerful story of struggle, self-discovery, and power set in 1950s Jaipur. Alka Joshi’s Reese Witherspoon book club pick, The Henna Artist, which is being adapted to television starring Freida Pinto, follows the journey of Lakshmi – a woman on a quest for fulfilment in a society that pivots between the traditional and the modern.

The sequel, The Secret Keeper of Jaipur, intertwines Lakshmi’s story with that of her protégé, Malik, and is set 12 years after the events of The Henna Artist. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear from one of the rising stars of contemporary fiction, whose writing captures post-independence India in all its vivid tastes, scents and colours.

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