March 14:

Visit to community-run migrant children's school in Beijing/ craft class on storytelling, Bookworm International Literary Festival 2011 with the aid of Migrant Children Foundation (MCF) in Beijing, China

March 15:

Feature event in the Bookworm International Literary Festival 2011 in Beijing, China

In Conversation: Priya Basil & Aneesha Capur 13:00 15th Mar / The Bookworm / Beijing

Aneesha Capur and Priya Basil, two Indian writers raised in Africa whose lives have taken them continents apart to Berlin and San Francisco talk on migration, multiculturalism and the politics of love, identity and belonging.












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March 25:

Book Launch at Full Circle Bookstore, Delhi, India on 25th March, 2011 at 6:30 pm: In Conversation with Kishwar Desai



























March 28:

Book Launch at Reliance TimeOut Bookstore, Mumbai, India on 28th March, 2011 at 6:30 pm: In Conversation with Annie Zaidi
Press Release of Launch




























April 1:

Book Launch at Reliance TimeOut Bookstore, Bangalore, India on 1st April, 2011 at 6:30 pm: In Conversation with Maya Sharma, NDTV































October 5 to 9:

Feature events in the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2011 in Bali, Indonesia:

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October 6:

Panel: Out of India
15:00 - 16:00, Neka Museum
The subversive, seductive influence of India: diaspora, distance and desire

October 7:

Panel: The Place Makers
16:15 - 17:30, Indus Restaurant
Colonialism and its effect on literature

October 8:

Workshop: The Case for “Breaking All the Rules” - Using Multiple Points of View in Your Fiction
09:30 - 12:30, Taman Indrakilla
Manipulating the distance between readers and our characters is a key element to creating compelling narratives. We'll take a look at how narrative distance is enhanced/maintained/diminished through the use of multiple points of view in some great narratives including "The Dead" by James Joyce and the prologue in A House For Mr. Biswas by V.S. Naipaul. Handouts of these two texts will be available but it will be helpful if you're familiar with them beforehand. I'll draw on other examples as well.

October 9:

Reading: Voices from the Coffee Lands
15:30 - 17:30, Villa Keliki
Enjoy an extraordinary gathering of the festivals boldest poets and authors from the fabled coffee lands of Kenya, Jamaica, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico and Indonesia, as they deliver shots of full-bodied words to the sound of Brazilian Jazz. Sip freshly brewed Indonesian coffee or munch Gaya's legendary coffee gelato in the magnificent grounds of Villa Keliki designed by Made Wijaya, in the hills of Ubud, and savour our finest voices featuring Aneesha Capur, Juan Gabriel Vazquez, Vidya Luna - MC














October 15:

Reading at Litquake, San Francisco's Literary Festival
Why There Are Words Reading Series Crosses Bridges
Phase 3, 8:30pm, Ritual Roasters, 1026 Valencia. Aneesha Capur, Molly Giles, Pam Houston, Michael Lukas, Kate Moses, Eric Puchner.

October 19:

Feature event at The Wharton Club of Northern California
Out of Africa meets Passage to India: Book Reading
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 (Registration will close at 10:00am on Wednesday, October 19th)
Time: 6:00pm Networking; 7:00pm Lecture, followed by Q&A and continued mingling
Location: Wharton | San Francisco, 101 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
HarperCollins Publishers India
ISBN 978-93-5029-034-7
Available in bookstores and on Amazon.com