Books Beyond Borders

The Global Justice Book Club regularly meets to discuss fiction and non-fiction works that relate to AJWS’s mission to promote human rights and end poverty in the developing world. Each book discussion will inspire rich conversations about current events and global justice issues and provide a vivid backdrop for understanding the work AJWS does. You do not need to read the entire book to participate in the discussion! This month, we will discuss AJWS grantees’ work in India.

The End of Karma: Hope and Fury Among India’s Young
By Somini Sengupta
When author Somini Sengupta, who emigrated to California as a child, returned to her native India as the bureau chief for The New York Times, she found a vastly different country. The new India was defined as much by aspiration as by the structures of sex and caste. The End of Karma explores these changes through the lens of young people: a woman who becomes a Maoist rebel; a brother charged for the murder of his sister, who had married the “wrong” man; a woman who opposes her family and hopes to become a police officer. Driven by aspiration―and thwarted at every step by state and society―they are making new demands for equality of opportunity, dignity for girls, and civil liberties.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
At the home of Jim and Cathy Koshland, Atherton
Address provided upon RSVP

For more information, contact Nina Gerber at ngerber@ajws.org.

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