Elizabeth Flock - "The Heart is a Shifting Sea" - Wendy Doniger

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Elizabeth Flock

"This remarkable debut is so deeply reported, elegantly written, and profoundly transporting that it reads like a novel you can’t put down. It’s both a nuanced and intimate evocation of Indian culture, and a provocative and exciting meditation on marriage itself."—Katie Roiphe, author of The Violet Hour

Elizabeth Flock discusses The Heart is a Shifting Sea. She will be joined in conversation by Wendy Doniger.

At the Co-op

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About the book: The Heart is a Shifting Sea offers a penetrating look into three modern-day Mumbai marriages. Flock, a reporter for PBS NewsHour, spent close to a decade researching her book, getting to know the three couples she profiles intimately. The result is both an enthralling portrait of a nation in the midst of transition and an unforgettable look at the mysteries of love and marriage that connect us all.

About the author: Elizabeth Flock began her career at Forbes India Magazine, where she spent two years as a features and investigative reporter in Mumbai. More recently she has worked at U.S. News & World Report and The Washington Post, reporting on the intersection of politics race, gender and religion, and resistance movements. Her work has also been published in the Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Atlantic, New York Magazine, and Hindustan Times, among others. She lives in Washington, D.C., where she works as a reporter for PBS Newshour.

About the interlocutor: Wendy Doniger is Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago and the author of The Hindus: An Alternative History, On Hinduism, and, most recently, the volume on Hinduism in The Norton Anthology of World Religions.

Event Location: 
The Seminary Co-op Bookstore
5751 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637