Join fellow book lovers for lunch in the DMA’s Founders Room and enjoy engaging dialogue about Jessie Burton’s novel The Miniaturist. Set in 17th-century Amsterdam—a city ruled by glittering wealth and oppressive religion—The Miniaturist is a story steeped in atmosphere, suspense, betrayal, and retribution. Dr. Jaina Sanga, author, literary scholar, and Fellow of the Dallas Institute of Humanities, will facilitate the conversation and lead the group discussion.
Moderator Dr. Jaina Sanga is the author of three works of fiction: a novel titled Silk Fish Opium; a book of short stories, Train to Bombay; and a book of novellas, Tourist Season. She is also a literary scholar and has published a book on Salman Rushdie and edited two encyclopedias of South Asian literature. Sanga was born in Mumbai and has lived in Dallas for more than 20 years. She serves on the Board of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture and is also a Fellow of the Institute. She is currently working on her fourth book of fiction, a detective novel set in India.