Children's author, theatre person and educationist Sita Brahmachari Tuesday read out her latest novel, 'Jasmine Skies' here at the Oxford Bookstore.
Present on the occasion were British Council Director Sujata Sen and Manipuri dance exponent Priti Patel who were the guests of honour for the evening.
The event witnessed a heart soothing reading by Brahmachari from her novel ´Jasmine Skies´, a dance performance by her cousin Jhuma Basak who is a contemporary dancer-choreographer, accompanied by Anuttama Banerjee's enchanting vocals and Nishad Pandey's guitar who is the composer-performer and band member of Kendraka and Calcutta Chronicles.
Jasmine Skies is the second novel of Brahmachari in which she tried to portray the journey of Mira, a teenaged girl.
She said, "The story is based on Mira's way through experiences, families and relationships. It's a story of a young girl searching for her grandfather's history in Calcutta."
"This novel depicts the confusing ups and downs of teenage love through the eyes of Mira Levenson. She is bursting with excitement as she flies to India to stay with her aunt and cousin for the first time."
The author added, "As soon as she lands, she is hurled into the sweltering heat and a place full of new sights, sounds, and deeply buried family secrets."
"From the moment Mira meets Janu she fees an instant connection. He becomes her guide, showing her both the beauty and chaos of Kolkata."
"Before Mira leaves India she is determined to uncover the truth about her family, whatever it takes, and she must also make a decision that will break someone's heart."
(Reporting by Pragya Mukherjee)