News & Events




July 25, 2016
Hong Kong Book Fair 2016
6:30 pm registration
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Illustrated lecture on “Chasing the Monk’s Shadow, A Journey in the Footsteps of Xuanzang”

July 9, 2016
Shanghai Historic Society
6:30 pm
Illustrated lecture on the history of Parsis in China

June 26, 2016

Shanghai Historic Society
2:00 pm
Panel on Shanghai fiction, with writer Gracie Jin

November 6, 2015
Hong Kong International Literary Festival
06:30 p.m.
Fringe Theatre
Panel on Shanghai and Hong Kong, with historians Jeffery Wasserstrom and Elizabeth Sinn

February 12, 2015
06:15 p.m.
Mumbai, TARQ Art Gallery
Kala Ghoda Arts Festival Sal0n, Illustrated Lecture on “A House for Mr. Tata.” Click here for more information on the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2015

February 11, 2015
05:15 p.m.
Mumbai, David Sassoon Library
Kala Ghoda Arts Festival Panel on Diaspora and Identity, with Belinder Dhanoa and Nandita Bhavnani. Click here for details on the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2015

December 11, 2014 (Thursday
06:00 p.m.

Local Hong Kong book club discusses Chasing the Monk’s Shadow: A Journey in the Footsteps of Xuanzang

November 9, 2014 (Sunday)
02:00 p.m.
Hong Kong International Literary Festival, 2014
Creative Writing Panel: Literary Histories. With Tash Aw, Justin Hill, Alison Macleod, Maria Chaudhuri and Philip Hensher. Click here for details

July 22, 2014 (Tuesday)
06:00 p.m.
Oxford Bookstore, New Delhi, 2014
“A House for Mr. Tata, An Old Shanghai Tale.” Click here for details

March 17, 2014
12:00 p.m.
Shanghai International Literary Festival 2014
Lunch Talk: “Writing China in Journalism, Fiction and History” With Evan Osnos and Jeffrey Wasserstrom

March 9, 2014 (Sunday)
4:00 p.m.
Shanghai International Literary Festival 2014
With Musharraf Ali Farooqi on his novel Between Clay and Dust

January 20, 2014 (Monday)
Lunch Talk at a local Shanghai book club on The Other Side of Light

November 16, 2013 (Saturday)
3:00 pm- 5:00 p.m.
Slide presentation and talk (in Chinese) on the journey behind Chasing the Monk’s Shadow: A Journey in the Footsteps of Xuanzang

50, Moganshan Road, Shanghai
West Heavens Collective

October 16, 2013 (Wednesday)
9:00 am- 12:00 p.m.
4th India-China Cooperation Forum
China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)
Moderator for
Mukund G. Rajan, member of the Tata Group Executive Council
Yao Weimin, Senior Vice President, Huawei Technologies
Sun Xiang, CEO, ICBC India

September 28, 2013 (Saturday)
2:00 p.m.
Changning Library, Shanghai (in Chinese)
With Shanghai author Shu Xue, author of The Most Beautiful Face in the World, on the joys and travails of writing, from the point of view of an Indian author and a Chinese author.

June 8-9, 2013 (Saturday)
Conference on Tushanwan: A Jesuit orphanage in Old Shanghai
Organized by the Xuhui Municipal Government of Shanghai

June 1, 2013 (Saturday)
Tongji University
Moderator for afternoon panel
From Tagore to Mo Yan – A Conference celebrating 100 years of Asian culture with two Nobel Prize winners
Spearheaded by Professor Tan Chung, organized by the Indian Consulate of ShanghaiPeking University, Fudan University, China’s People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and the Shanghai Writer’s Association.


March 10, 2013 (Sunday)
1:00 p.m.
Shanghai International Literary Festival 2013
With Rahul Bhattacharya on his novel The Sly Company of People Who Care

January 24, 2013 (Thursday)
12:00 p.m.
The Shanghai Expatriate Association (SEA) hosts lunch talk on The Other Side of Light

October 15, 2012 (Monday)
6:30 p.m.
The Royal Asiatic Society book club in Shanghai features The Other Side of Light

Click here for more information

September 23, 2012 (Sunday)
12:00 p.m.
The Wellesley Club in Shanghai hosts lunch talk on The Other Side of Light

 September 8, 2012 (Saturday)
The Other Side of Light launches in China
4:00 PM. Glamour Bar Literary Salon, Shanghai
Click here for more information

June 12, 2012 (Tuesday)
7:00 PM.  High tea at 6:30!   
India International Centre
Seminar Room 2&3
New Delhi
Click here for more information

May 20-24 2012
Participant at Mountain Echoes, the Bhutan Festival of Literature, Art, & Culture
Thimphu, Bhutan
Click here for more details

March 4 2012
Shanghai International Literary Festival 2012
With Mohammad Hanif on his book Our Lady of Alice Bhatti
March 3 2012
South Asian Voices in Global Conversations 
 Hosted Jointly By:
The Consulates-General of Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan
Kunal BASU (India); Sunethra RAJAKARUNAKARE (Sri Lanka); Arvind SUBRAMANIAM (India/ USA); Moderator – Mishi SARAN (India/ China)