How can you truthfully present the racial, religious, and cultural relations of the past when the audience of today has a different perspective on these important and often emotional topics? Anjali Mitter Duva will give you guidelines, rules of thumb and things to consider when your story is set amid relationships of another time or place.
Anjali Mitter Duva is a writer and educator who grew up in France and has family roots in Calcutta, India. Her first novel, Faint Promise of Rain, was shortlisted for the 2016 William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. She is a co-founder of Chhandika, an organization that teaches and presents India’s classical storytelling kathak dance. She is a frequent speaker and performer at schools, universities, literary events and cultural institutions. Anjali was educated at Brown University and MIT. She lives near Boston with her husband and two daughters, where she runs a children’s book club as well as the Arlington Author Salon. She is currently at work on her second novel, set in 19th century Lucknow, India.