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Anjali Duva

FAINT PROMISE OF RAIN
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Arlington, MA
Anjali Mitter Duva is an Indian-American writer, dancer and educator raised in France. She is the author of Faint Promise of Rain, shortlisted for the 2016 William Saroyan International Prize for Writing and a 2015 Chaucer Award for Historical Fiction, and she was a finalist for 2018 Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship. Educated at Brown University and at MIT, Anjali worked for a decade in urban infrastructure planning before co-founding and running Chhandika, a non-profit organization that teaches and presents India’s classical storytelling kathak dance.

Anjali is a frequent presenter and performer at conferences, libraries, schools and other cultural institutions. She collaborated with musicians and kathak dancer Anjali Nath to bring to life segments of her book at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. She has lectured at Rice University (TX) and Claremont College (CA), as well as at many other venues throughout New England, and has presented at numerous literary conferences and festivals including the Writers’ Digest Conference, GrubStreet’s the Muse and the Marketplace, and the Brooklyn Book Festival.

She is the co-founder of the Arlington Author Salon, a quarterly literary event in the Greater Boston area. She is fluent in French and conversant in Spanish and Italian. Anjali is currently at work on her second book, set in 1850s Lucknow during the waning years of the Mughal Empire and the start of British rule in India.

Visit Anjali at www.anjalimitterduva.com and connect on Twitter and Instragram @AnjaliMDuva
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