The Indo-American Arts Council

Yasmeen Premji's
"Days of Gold & Sepia" book launch

June 25, 2014, 7-9 p.m.
Aicon Gallery, 35 Great Jones street, New York, NY 10012

Cost of book: $15
Please rsvp: events.iaac@gmail.com

Girish Karnad:
“….. A powerful narrative developed against the backdrop of a turbulent century, an epic cast of characters that involves the readers in their destinies by their authenticity and vitality, a rare sensitivity to the nuances of human passion and suffering…Such control of the craft of story-telling is astonishing in a fiction debut.”
ASIAN AGE, 29/8/2012 - Nawaid Anjum
“… The richness and lucidity of the language is in absolute harmony with her vibrant characters, bristling with life. Classical story telling at its best, Days of Gold & Sepia is dazzling in its scope, ambitious in its conception and delightful and heartwarming in its execution.”

“It’s a story of vaulting ambition in the face of immeasurable adversity and the pangs of early adolescent love that’s doomed but remains lodged in the lovers’ hearts forever, like a lifelong ache.”
“…. She weaves the glittering motes and dusty shadows that inhabit the mansions of  her memory into a rich tapestry…. Woven with many motifs“

“.. in reminding us of our common humanity, Yasmeen Premji has given us a moment of reprieve to savour  and  to remember.”

“… there is something of  the Galsworthian  ideal of a beautiful woman who inspires a man to dream beyond his reach.”
“The book tugs at the hearts rings from the onset. Gripping & evocative… the narrative is sensitively constructed with strong visual imagery …… the plot instantly captivating…Making for a compelling read.”
SOCIETY – Anupam Bijur
“ A mesmerizing raconteur ”  (title of review)
-  sweeping in scope  - -
…there’s a compassionate tone you can’t miss, a certain kindness, a generosity of spirit ….
INDIA TODAY - Kaveri Bamzai
“The first instinct after reading the absorbing tale of  Lalljee Lakha is to google the man and the remains of the empire he left behind….. it’s almost with a shock one  realizes it was just a tale.   A truly fascinating tale.”

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