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Shilpa Agarwal

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Shilpa Agarwal is a Los Angeles-based writer and academic. Born in Mumbai to a family uprooted by India's Independence movement and made refugees by its subsequent Partition, Shilpa's early writings explored how colonialism and the chaos of dislocation shaped human interaction.

As an undergraduate at Duke University, Shilpa specialized in Asian and African literatures and Women's Studies. She pursued her interest in post-colonial literatures as a doctoral student at the University of California, Los Angeles. She taught at both UCLA and UCSB, including a course on South Asian diaspora, and spoke regularly on the politics and poetics of community.

Shilpa's current writing is informed by glimpses into moments of alienation and awakening, especia

[image error]The influential Que Leer (What to Read) out of Spain is considered one of the most important literary magazines in Spain and theplace for a fresh and provocative slant on all things to do with the written word. Que Leer interviewed me for their December/January issue on Haunting Bombay, calling it "the infinite sensory universe of Bombay" where not only are "the five senses evoked...

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The first Spanish reviews of my book, Haunting Bombay, are just coming out. The national newspaperLa Razon, titling their review “Best-seller inter... Read more of this blog post »
date: July 16, 2009 08:15PM
location: Mar Vista Branch Library , 12006 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, The United States
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Please bring books to the Mar Vista branch library that you'd like to share—and leave with some brand-new summer reading material. All remaining books will be donated to the library. Author Lisa See will also be at the event signing her new book, Shanghai Girls!

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“If only certain things had been preventable, his life would have unfurled in front of him as intended, like a lush Oriental carpet. No surprises, no detours. Just a thick tapestry of days and nights that at the end of his time on earth, he could roll up and proudly claim as his own.”
Shilpa Agarwal, Haunting Bombay

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