Join us at The Eric Carle Museum on Sunday, May 6 as renowned Ramayana scholar and children's book author Arshia Sattar discusses the Ramayana and her illustrated adaptation of the ancient Hindu sacred text. An unforgettable tale of love, adventure, flying monkeys, and god acting in the world of humans, Ramayana has been treasured by readers around the world for thousands of years. Now in an authoritative, gripping retelling, readers have a new chance to explore this classic’s riches.
The talk will be followed by storytime and a book signing with Arshia, as part of our inaugural Restless Readers Weekend.
Arshia Sattar has a PhD in classical Indian literatures from the University of Chicago. Her translations from Sanskrit, The Ramayana of Valmiki and Tales from the Kathasaritsagara, have been published as Penguin Classics. She has also written books for children, including The Adventures of Hanuman.
Launched by Restless Books in 2018, the Restless Readers Weekend provides passionate readers with an opportunity to return to the atmosphere of college in an idyllic New England town and explore literature in depth with professors and authors, interact with other devoted readers, create community, and ask essential questions literature prompts us to explore: Who are we? Who are our neighbors? In what way do we all shape the culture we live in?