Books in Conversation lecture: "Manil Suri: The City of Devi"
A wickedly comedic and fearlessly provocative portrayal of individuals balancing on the sharp edge of fate, The City of Devi brilliantly upends assumptions of politics, religion and sex, and offers a terrifying yet exuberant glimpse of the end of the world.
Born in Bombay, Manil Suri is a professor of mathematics and affiliate professor of Asian Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. The City of Devi is the final novel in a trilogy that includes The Death of Vishnu and The Age of Shiva. His fiction has won several awards and honors and has been translated into 27 languages.