Watch as bestselling author Alka Joshi discusses The Henna Artist and The Secret Keeper of Jaipur. These novels are set in Jaipur, Rajasthan, not long after the end of British rule in India. Joshi examines the questions of autonomy in a society bound by rules in which individuals are tied to their family and the traditions of their caste. These books are rich in color, steeped in the scents and flavors of the Pink City.
Recorded August 12, 2021