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Historical Fiction Book Group: “The Shadow Lines” by Amitov Ghosh

September 26, 2019, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Historical Fiction Book Group features scholar-led book discussions about the fictional elements and nonfictional historic and regional context of selected books.

At this session, Karen Pechilis, Professor of Comparative Religion at Drew University, will lead a discussion of “The Shadow Lines” by Amitav Ghosh. The book follows the stories of two families back and forth in time and space  between Calcutta and Europe, tracing stories through major events like World War II, Bengali partition, and more.



Registration is requested but not required through the Historical Society of Princeton’s website.

Presented in partnership by the library and the Historical Society of Princeton.

Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.



September 26, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Historical Society of Princeton, Updike Farmstead
354 Quaker Road
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States
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