‘The Henna Artist’ by Alka Joshi

Premiere DateApr 16, 2020
00:00 Show Opening
01:08 Tomorrow’s Girl Today Ren Harvieu
01:41 Episode Intro
04:20 Tomorrow’s Girl Today (Cont’d) Ren Harvieu
05:19 Interview with Alka Joshi, Part 1
22:36 This Is How You Make Me Feel Ren Harvieu
25:55 Interview with Alka Joshi, Part 2
45:23 You Don’t Know Me Ren Harvieu
46:13 Episode Outro
47:10 You Don’t Know Me (Cont’d) Ren Harvieu
49:10 Finish

Escaping from an arranged and abusive marriage, seventeen-year-old Lakshmi makes her way alone from her 1950s rural village to the vibrant pink city of Jaipur. There she becomes the henna artist—and confidante—most in demand to the wealthy women of the upper class. Vivid and compelling in its portrait of one woman’s struggle for fulfillment in a society pivoting between the traditional and the modern, The Henna Artist opens a door into a world that is at once lush and fascinating, stark and cruel.

Publisher: Mira

Book art and author headshot provided by the author’s representative.

Kory French is the Founder and Principal of Emily Consulting, a consulting company that leads start-up and early-stage companies in everything from concept development to strategic planning to scaling and exit…

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