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The Asiatic Society of Mumbai LitClub
ASM LitClub book discussion

on Tuesday, 6th February, 2018, at 4.30 p.m.
You are cordially invited to a discussion led by the author, Yasmeen Premji, of her book "Days of Gold and Sepia", a novel in the classic tradition. It is the saga of a man who rises from his humble beginnings as a penniless orphan and amasses a large fortune as Bombay's ' Cotton King.' Set against the period between India's war for Independence in 1857 and the fledgling freedom struggle of the early twentieth century, this tale is peopled by an epic cast of characters - merchant princes and maharajas, courtesans and soothsayers, pirates, freedom fighters and soldiers of the British Raj.
Yasmeen Premji is a compelling story-teller, this is a "hauntingly elegiac evocation of old Bombay, written with sensitivity and compassion," to quote Sashi Tharoor.
Do read the book prior to the event so that you can participate in the discussion that will follow the presentation and reading of excerpts.
Do join us for tea at 4.00 pm.
Event Date : Tuesday, 6th February, 2018
Time & venue : 4.30 p.m. – Durbar Hall, Asiatic Society of Mumbai

- Mrs. Sanjeevani Kher, Chairperson – ASM LitClub
- Prof. Meenal Kshirsagar, Convenor - ASM LitClub
- Prof. Vispi Balaporia,Hon. Secretary - ASM

Dear Member,
The Asiatic Society of Mumbai’s Dr. Tikekar Centre for Advanced Studies is pleased to invite you for the second edition of Dr. Tikekar Memorial programme.
The highlight of the programme is the memorial lecture by the Chief Guest, Mr. Sidharth Bhatia, Co-founder and Co- editor of 'The Wire,' an independent and strong voice in Indian journalism, on ‘The Dharma of Journalism.’
Date of the Programme: Thursday, 1st February, 2018 Time: 5.00 p.m.
Venue: Durbar Hall, Asiatic Society of Mumbai
The detailed programme will follow soon. Please mark the date and time in your calendar.
- Dr. Meena Vaishampayan, Chairperson – Dr. Aroon Tikekar Centre
- Prof. Vispi Balaporia, Hon. Secretary