Literary Events

Bharati Mukherjee and Clark Blaise

When: Tue., Aug. 30, 7:30 p.m. 2011

Essentially the third novel in a trilogy including The Tree Bride and Desirable Daughters, BharatiMukherjee's latest, Miss New India, focuses on young Bangalore urbanites using English learned through American TV to work at call centers and break with tradition. Richard Wolinsky interviews Mukherjee and her husband and occasional collaborator, novelist Clark Blaise (The Meagre Tarmac), at Pegasus Books Solano (1855 Solano Ave., Berkeley) on Tuesday, Aug. 30, for KPFA's Bookwaves. 7:30 p.m., free. 510-525-6888 or PegasusBookstore.

Stefanie Kalem

Price: free

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