Skylark is pleased to present author and scholar Meena Nayak, in partnership with the MU South Asian Studies Program, the Religious Studies Department, and the University of Missouri Lectures Committee.
Professor Nayak’s new book Evil in the Mahabharata offers a compelling reinterpretation of the epic that presents a nuanced analysis of the characters, away from the dominant noise of the grand narrative. She is also the author of the novel Endless Rain, a deeply moving story of daily life in Kashmir, which looks at how family life is constantly transformed by religious matters, political issues and other forces from outside the home, often with tragic results. She is also the author of the novels About Daddy and In the Aftermath, and a children’s book, The Puffin Book of Legendary Lives. Her short stories are in anthologies The City of Sin and Splendour and Enhanced Gravity, and her forthcoming book is The Blue Lotus, Myths and Folktales of India. She has a PhD in Philosophy with a focus on Hindu mythology and an MFA in Creative Writing. She is a professor of English at Northern Virginian Community College.
Please note that this event starts at the slightly unusual (for us!) time of 4:00 p.m.