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The Book Club Pune – ‘Caste’
November 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Zoom Meeting ID: 830 7566 3775
ABOUT THE BOOK
Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America: how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings. Beyond race, class, or other factors, there is a powerful caste system that influences people’s lives and behavior and the nation’s fate. Linking the caste systems of America, India, and Nazi Germany, Wilkerson explores eight pillars that underlie caste systems across civilizations. She shows the ways that the insidious undertow of caste is experienced every day. She writes about the effects of this hierarchy on our culture and politics.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Isabel Wilkerson (born 1961) is an American journalist and the author of The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration and Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. She was the first woman of African-American heritage to win the Pulitzer Prize in journalism.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Toronto based literary consultant Meenakshi Alimchandani specialises in South Asian literature and authors. She curates the South Asian Segment of the Toronto International Festival of Authors. Meenakshi consults for Canadian publishers and promotes well-known authors like William Dalrymple, Gurucharan Das, Amitava Ghosh, M.G Vassanji and Ruby Lal to name a few. She has been a speaker at the Jaipur Literature festival in India as well as in Toronto, Apeejay Kolkata Litfest as well as the Kerala Literature festival
Date: Sunday, 1st Nov 2020 | Time: 06.30 - 7.45 PM (IST)