Notytony just mailed me details on launch of a book, Kerala, Kerala, Quite Contrary. Having lived in Kerala for 17 years and having spent the last 5 outside it, I know how big a set of hypocrites we are. I am not sure if the book deal with mallu hypocrisy, but the review by Deccan Herald sure gives me such an impression.
"For the resident Malayali, it renders in beautiful detail the dear and
familiar. And for the non-resident malayali… it feels like going home."
The book promo is at 6PM on June 18th at Crossword on Residency Road. The event will also include a lively debate featuring eminent panelists (Anita Nair, Hormis Tharakan, Yusuf Arakkal, Shreekumar Varma, Jayanth Kodkani….) about the "Kerala paradox".
Another thing I found interesting was that it has contributions from people like Shashi Tharoor, Cardinal Varkey Vithayathil, William Dalrymple, KR Gowri Amma, Anita Nair, Hormis Tharakan, Yusuf Arakkal, Shreekumar Varma, Jayanth Kodkani to name a few. This unique
anthology has been put together by Shinie Antony, an authoress herself.
I might head to Crosswords for the discussions. No guarantee knowing how my plans go. But if you are interested, then sign-up at this Facebook event page.