Events : Literature & Popular Culture

Book Launch of the book “Looking for America” by Mr. Avirook Sen

Held on Thursday, 24th February, 2011 at 6 pm

Bangalore International Centre had arranged a Book Launch of the Book “Looking for America” authored by Mr. Avirook Sen, on Thursday, 24th February, 2011 at 6:00 pm.

Journalist and writer Avirook Sen zigzagged across America during the months preceding the 2009 elections, visiting places both prominent and obscure, each with a special significance to the evolution of the United States of America as we know it today. The book was a witty narration of this journey. The reason for choosing America for his journey, he said, is because the US affects India no matter what it does- whether its Colonel’s Kentucky Fried Chicken or going to the war.

Mr. Ashok Mandana, a renowned theatre personality read a few excerpts from the book and emphasized that it was all about "normal people leading normal lives in strange times" - when a black man was destined to enter the White House.

The interactive session, in which several of Avirook’s friends participated, was witty, racy and charmingly informal.