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The Forgotten Daughter Book Signings/Discussion in India

I will be doing book signings/discussion for The Forgotten Daughter in Bangalore and Delhi on a couple of days next week and the week after. If you can make it, I would love to see you there. Here’s my schedule:

25th March – Book signing at Relay Bookshop, common arrivals, Bangalore Airport. (7.10 PM)

relay book signing

28th March – Bangalore store visits

Sapna Gandinagar 11.00 AM

Sapna Residency 12.30 PM

Sapna Kormangala  2.00 PM

Sapna Jayanagar  3.30 PM

29th March – Bangalore store visits

Crossword Mantri Mall 11.00 AM

Blossom 12:00 PM

Gangarams 1:00 PM

Axis 2:30PM

OM 4:00PM

I will also be doing book signings at the following stores in Delhi  on the 31st of March and the 1st of April, exact times to be confirmed.

Amrit Book Co. ( Connaught Place)

Jain Book Depot ( Connaught Place)

Jain Book Agency ( Connaught Place )

Bahri Sons ( Khan Market)

Full Circle ( Khan Market)

Midland Book Shop ( South Ext.)

Full Circle ( Greater Kailash )

Bahri Sons ( Saket)

Om Book Shop ( Saket)

On the 1st April , I will be signing copies of The Forgotten Daughter at Relay Bookshop, SHA store, Delhi Airport ( 09. 30 pm).

On the 1st of April, I will also be discussing The Forgotten Daughter at the  Vasant Vihar Book Club  at 6.00 pm. Hope to see some of you there. Here’s the invite:

Vasant Vihar Club invite



About renitadsilva

Renita D'Silva loves stories, both reading and creating them. Her short stories have been published in 'The View from Here', 'Bartleby Snopes', 'this zine', 'Platinum Page', 'Paragraph Planet' among others and have been nominated for the 'Pushcart' prize and the 'Best of the Net' anthology. She is the author of 'Monsoon Memories','The Forgotten Daughter', 'The Stolen Girl', 'A Sister's Promise', 'A Mother's Secret' and 'A Daughter's Courage'.

4 comments on “The Forgotten Daughter Book Signings/Discussion in India

  1. Terri Sitrin on said:

    I loved the book, The Forgotten Daughter, and had my book club read it Do you have a list of suggested questions for a book club?

    Thank you for any suggestions you may have.

    • renitadsilva on said:

      Dear Terri,
      Thank you so much for this lovely message. I am so glad you enjoyed The Forgotten Daughter and I hope your book club enjoys it too. I have emailed you the discussion questions I have prepared for The Forgotten Daughter and I attach them here as well. Many thanks, Renita X

      The Forgotten Daughter Discussion Questions

      1) The Forgotten Daughter is narrated by Nisha, Devi and Shilpa in alternating chapters. What did you think of this? Would you have preferred for it to have been narrated by Nisha alone/ Devi alone/ Shilpa alone? Would doing so have added to/detracted from the story? Who else would you have liked it to have been narrated by?
      2) What did you think of the male characters in the book? Did you want to see more of Manoj/Rohan/Matt?
      3) What did you think of Shilpa’s actions? Did you agree with her choices? What would you have done differently?
      4) What was your opinion of the madwoman? What did you think of Shilpa’s dependence on her? Would you have acted in a similar way in similar circumstances?
      5) Who did you sympathise with the most – Nisha, Devi or Shilpa? Why?
      6) What do you think are the themes in this book? What is the author trying to convey?
      7) This book is very descriptive. Did you think it took away from the pace of the story? Would you have liked less description or do you think it added to the flavour of the book?
      8) Food plays a very important role in this book. Did you like/loathe this? Did you think it got in the way of the story? What did you think of the recipes in Shilpa’s narrative?
      9) Would this story work in another place at another time? If not, why?
      10) What did you make of Devi’s actions, her independent streak, her impatience with her mother? Do you think she was justified in doing what she did?
      11) What did you think of Nisha? Did you identify with her?
      12) This story is about identity and belonging, truth and the lies we keep from those we care about. Have you ever told a lie in order to protect someone?
      13) Have you been in a situation where you felt lied to, and knew something was being kept from you?
      14) Were you satisfied with the ending? Did the book end the way you expected? What would you change?
      15) Is the title, ‘The Forgotten Daughter’, representative of the book? If so, in what way? If not, what title would you give this story?
      16) What do you think is the defining moment in this book? How do you think the story would have changed had that moment not taken place?
      17) Do you think this is a feminist book? If so/if not, why? Do you think it reflects some of the tensions at play in the India today?
      18) Religion and blind faith plays an important role in this book. What did you think of the religious themes in this book?
      19) Did you feel that the book fulfilled your expectations?
      20) Did the author seem to appear in the book? How? Why? Was the presence of the author disruptive? Or did it seem appropriate/fitting?
      21) What about the plot? Did it pull you in; or did you feel you had to force yourself to read the book?
      22) Would you recommend this book to other readers? To your close friend?
      23) What did you think of the structure and style of the writing?
      24) What scene resonated most with you personally in either a positive or negative way? Why?
      25) Has anything ever happened to you similar to what happened in the book? How did you react to it differently?
      26) What surprised you the most about the book?
      27) Were there any particular quotes that stood out to you? Why?
      28) Did any of the characters remind you of yourself or someone you know? How?
      29) If you could smack any of the characters upside the head, who would it be and why?
      30) Have any of your views or thoughts changed after reading this book?
      31) What do you think will happen next to the main characters?
      32) Are there any books that you would compare this one to? How does this book hold up to them?
      33) Have you read any other books by this author? Were they comparable to your level of enjoyment to this one?

  2. Mollie E. Donovan on said:

    Dear Renita, I have been an avid reader all my life. Never have I enjoyed reading as much as I have in reading your books! Your descriptions can NOT (not shouting… Only emphasizing!) be too descriptive for me!! As a matter of fact, I have read and reread paragraphs over & over JUST so I WON’T miss out on what you are describing!!! You can say MORE in one paragraph than anybody else that I have ever read!! I am a 4th generation Mexican/American and I can honestly say, I could smell, taste, feel what it would be like in one of the villages!! You transported me RIGHT OUT of my world!! My family will tell you that when I read, I am IN the book! NO longer do I hear their voices…. I have read The Forgotten Daughter, A Sister’s Promise, A Mother’s Secret, Monsoon Memories and I have read The Stolen Girl, TWICE!! I can hardly wait for your next novel! NONE of these story’s are alike and can not claim relationship and yet…. Each one is SO unique, in itself, that I find I can hardly bear to finish the story!! I almost want to start reading it all over again, just to live in their moments! God Bless You & Your Beautiful imagination!! You are the ONLY author I have ever read that I was NOT disappointed or sorry that I took the time to read your book! I would LOVE to attend a signing JUST to meet you. Alack and alas that is not possible. But that’s OK…. I’ll see you in your next book! Keep on Keeping on!! God Speed!!

    • renitadsilva on said:

      Dear Mollie, This is by far the most touching and humbling message I have ever received. It brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much! I am so humbled and privileged to have readers such as yourself. Thank you for reading my books and for writing to tell me how much you enjoyed them. You have made my day shine. I hope you have a good one.Warm wishes,Renita XXX

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