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Movies Houstonians Love: Chitra Divakaruni

Sunday October 9, 2016 5:00 pm


Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet
Houston, TX 77005 United States
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cbdivakaruni-headshot-credit-neela-banerjeePresented by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston with promotional support provided by Inprint

Houston author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni will present one of her favorite films as part of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s program Movies Houstonians Love.

Chitra is an award-winning and best-selling author, poet, activist, and professor of creative writing at the University of Houston. Her work has been published in more than 50 magazines, including the Atlantic and New Yorker, and her writing has been featured in over 50 anthologies, such as The Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Prize Stories, and The Pushcart Prize Anthology. Her books have been translated into 29 languages and several of her works have been made into films (The Mistress of Spices; Sister of My Heart) and plays.

She will be introducing the film The Jewel Box (Goynar Baksho). Aparna Sen’s (Mr. and Mrs. Iyer) adaptation of Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay’s famous tale follows three generations of Bengali women. Their changing position in society is seen in relation to a box of jewels, handed down from one generation to the next.

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