Sujatha Gidla - ANTS AMONG ELEPHANTS

Start: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 7:00pm
Location: 
The Silos at Sawyer Yards |
1502 Sawyer St.
Houston, TX 77007

FotoFest has partnered with Brazos Bookstore to bring to you a riveting reading and discussion of Sujatha Gidla's first book, Ants Among Elephants, published last year to wide critical acclaim.

Gidla was born in a Dalit family (untouchable in her title). While most Dalits were illiterate, her family was educated by Canadian missionaries in the 1930s, making it possible for Gidla to attend elite schools and move to America at the age of twenty-six. It was only then that she saw how extraordinary―and yet how typical―her family history truly was.

Ants Among Elephants is a poignant memoir of Gidla's family set against the backdrop of the growth of communism and the making of modern India. It explores the deep-seated prejudices and discrimination that continue to afflict the disenfranchised in India today.

Gidla, who now works as a conductor on the New York City subway, will read from her book and be in conversation with Houston-based author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.

This event is free and open to the public. Brazos will be on-site to sell copies of Ants Among Elephants.

Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780865478114
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - July 18th, 2017