Book launch for The Man With many Hats on 11th October 2013 at Kitab Khana


Please join us for the book launch of "The Man with Many Hats". A novel by Jael Silliman, The author, Jael Silliman, from the Baghdadi Jewish community of Calcutta has written Jewish Portraits, Indian Frames: Women's Narratives From A Diaspora of Hope
and several other books.

The reading will be moderated by Naresh Fernandes..
11 October 2013. 6 p.m.
Kitab Khana
Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort, Mumbai 400001

To Rachel, exuberant Morris is larger than life—he fills her home in Calcutta with wonder and excitement. As Rachel grows up, glimpses of her father's tempestous spirit, womanizing and bullying reveal a darker side to his character. When her family falls apart, her childhood memories collide with new realities. Rachel survives her own tragedy and begins to reconcile the image of the father she knew with the increasingly lonely and tragic figure he has become. She comes to terms with the complexity and totality of the man with many hats.

The debut novel has the warmth and vibrance of both the City of Calcutta and its dwindling but vital Jewish community. The author handles the difficult issue of the father-daughter relationship with sensitivity, humour and painful honesty.


यदि देहं पृथक् कृत्य चिति विश्राम्य तिष्ठसि. अधुनैव सुखी शान्तो बन्धमुक्तो भविष्यसि.. -- अष्टावऋ गीता