Shilpi Gowda’s new novel, Secret Daughter

Date:     Thursday, March - 18, 2010
Time:    7:00 p.m.
Location:   Bldg. 200, Room 303, Stanford University

SACHI, The Society for Art & Cultural Heritage of India
and The Center for South Asia at Stanford University
invite you to the launch of Shilpi Gowda’s new novel,

Secret Daughter

Please join us for a reading, book discussion, and signing with the author.

Thursday, March 18, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
Bldg. 200, Room 303, Stanford University

(History corner at Serra Street & Lomita Mall)

Gowda has masterfully portrayed two families . . . linked by a powerful, painful tie that complicates their lives. . . . A thought-provoking examination of the challenges of being a woman in America and in India–and in the psychological spaces in between.”
– Chitra Divakaruni, author of Palace of Illusions

About the Author:
Shilpi Somaya Gowda was born and raised in Toronto to parents who migrated there from Mumbai. She holds an MBA from Stanford University, and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1991, she spent a summer as a volunteer in an Indian orphanage. A native of Canada, she has lived in New York, North Carolina, and California. She now lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband and children.

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