We always enjoy Abbeville author events that take place here in the city, so we were pleased to help host Daughters of India: Art and Identity author Stephen P. Huyler at the Rubin Museum of Art this past Wednesday night. Every seat in the house was filled and crews from both India TV and Sahara TV were on hand to film the night. Also on hand was our Arbiter of Style and publicity wunderkind Michaelann, setting up, making introductions, and generally being everywhere and charming everyone all at once. During his talk about the book—a lavish and, as the cover suggests, colorful celebration of women aspiring to creative success in modern-day India—Mr. Huyler presented a slideshow of images before being joined onstage for a conversation with Indian writer Meera Nair. Tim McHenry, the museum’s director, specially thanked Abbeville in his closing remarks—a sentiment we hereby return, with many thanks also to the South Asian Journalists Association, which co-sponsored the event.
If you missed out on the fun, don’t despair: you can see a slideshow of images from the evening here, as well as a schedule of the author’s upcoming appearances here. Copious information about the author and his book can also be found at http://www.daughtersofindia.com, a site as handsomely designed as the book itself.
Coming up next week: a not-to-be missed interview with a Secret Someone; another guest entry from master yachtsman Gary Jobson, this time in the form of a podcast; and much holding forth in ornate prose as always. See you Monday.