Book Launch

Madhur Jaffery





Indo-American Arts Council Inc,

and Random House

are delighted to invite you to celebrate the publication of

Madhur Jaffrey's

new autobiography

Climbing the Mango Trees

Madhur Jaffrey's new autobiography 'Climbing the Mango Trees'

Tuesday October 10, 7:00 - 9:00 pm


Tamarind Art Gallery, 142East 39th Street, NYC.

Madhur Jaffrey will be interviewed by Judith Jones, Editor, Random House immediately after her Reading.

Please join us for a Reading, book sale & signing; food and wine.

Wine courtesy Bilimoria Wines; Beer courtesy Krait Beer; Food courtesy Dawat Restaurant.

RSVP: or 212 594 3685

Madhur Jaffrey: Today’s most highly regarded writer on Indian food gives us an enchanting memoir of her childhood in Delhi in an age and a society that has since disappeared.

Madhur Jaffrey grew up in a large family compound where her grandfather often presided over dinners at which 40 or more members of his extended family savored together the wonderfully flavorful dishes that were forever imprinted on Madhur’s palate.

Climbing mango trees in the orchard, armed with spices; picnicking in the Himalayan foothills on meatballs stuffed into freshly baked pooris; sampling the heady flavors in the lunch box of a fellow Muslim student; sneaking tastes of exotic street food these are the food memories Madhur Jaffrey draws on as a way of telling the story of the independent, sensitive, and ever-curious young girl she was.

Climbing the Mango Tree is both an enormously appealing account of an unusual childhood and a testament to the power of food to evoke memory, a treasure of a book that contains a dozen family recipes that Madhur shares with us.

The Indo-American Arts Council is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts organization passionately dedicated to showcasing Indian artists in performing, visual and literary arts in North America.

We are delighted to celebrate the publication of Madhur Jaffrey's Climbing the Mango Tree. Madhur has been a long time supporter, friend and member of the IAAC Board of Advisors. We honoured her at our Annual IAAC Film Festival at the Lincoln Center, November 2006, for her wonderful continued support of the IAAC, as well as her superb contribution to Indian and world culinary arts, theatre and film.

For information on the IAAC, please visit .   

The IAAC would like to thank the following for their support in presenting this party: Tamarind Gallery, Bilimoria Wines, Krait Beer, Dawat Restaurant, Random House.

Home  About Us
Art   Books   Dance   Fashion   Film   Music   Theatre