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"The Prediction": Book Launch at Image Ark Gallery, Patan on March 4th

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Dear Friends: I will be launching my book at the Image Ark Gallery on March 4th at 5pm. Hope to see you there! Here's the poster of the event.

Vedic astrological predictions, wet-nurses, the Internet zeitgeist, tantric goddess worship, love stories that transcend age barriers, Buddhist philosophy, references to Susan Sontag and Walter Benjamin—you can find it all in "The Prediction."
As to why the nineteenth century world of tantric worship is juxtaposed with the Internet zeitgeist—time, in many ways, is not as linear as we think it is, and all these aspects of lived lives, from belief in tantric goddesses to starving child brides, from childcare workers neglecting their own children to nurture those of the wealthy, to people who pursue astrologers for accurate predictions, can and does co-exist with modern people engaged in the search for material wealth and an elusive spirituality.  So where does all this lead us? This is uncertain, unless like the character in…

Women's Week events at Image Ark Gallery, March 2-9th

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Dear friends! I am launching my book on March 4th at the Image Ark Gallery, Patan, on the occasion of women's week. We will do a short reading, followed by book signings. I would be delighted to see you there.

Here's the Image Ark's address. Its a five minute walk down the tiny alley from the Krishna Temple in Durbar Square:
http://www.image-ark.com/contact/



How do we define and experience gender?

How does society and culture define gender?

How does gender affect our lives?



From March 2 to March 8, both galleries will hold exhibitions on the
theme: "Understanding Gender".

On March 3, a discussion on "Understanding Gender across generation"
will take place at Artist Proof Gallery.

Sushma Joshi's new book, "The Prediction", will be launched at Image
Ark in the presence of the author, on March 4.

March 5 will see the screening of the movie "Who does she think she
is?" by Director Pamela Tanner Boll, at Image Ark.

A round table on &…

And a small note about reviews that completely miss the point

Ms. Joshi would like to clarify what she thought was self-explanatory but apparently can and has been misinterpreted: a recent media review implies Ms. Joshi's book is all about identity. Ms. Joshi, however, is least interested  in identity--but highly interested in questions of space and time. Especially time. Just a little note to put things in context.