Thanks to all- who came out for my session: THE SACRED FEMININE: resurrecting, reimagining, and reclaiming women’s history and contributions through myth, mythology & collective histories The panel time was not enough to gather the worlds and the grandeur of these narratives with Vanessa Sasson and Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.
Canada welcomed the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival in Toronto for the first time. The festival ushered the spirit of India to Canada with extreme storytelling and celebration of all that defines a nation – literature, ideas, and dialogue.
SEPT 28, at Michael Young Theatre, Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane, (The Historic Distillery District): A thought-provoking session: At a time when women are increasingly reclaiming their narratives, these authors voice their joys and sorrows, agonies and triumphs, heartbreaks and resilience. Sasson in her debut novel Yasodhara ( the wife of Gautama Buddha, the father of Buddhism) and Divakaruni in The Forest of Enchantments (Sita, the female protagonist of the ancient Indian epic the Ramayana) – resurrect the stories – in a conversation with author and educator Anubha Mehta, Peacock in the Snow explores themes of migration, resilience and the emancipation of the feminine spirit, they speak of their books and beliefs. Have things really changed for women over 4,000 years?