Jamali-Kamali Reading in Becket
Jamali-Kamali: A Tale of Passion in Mughal India by Karen Chase, a literary tale of two potential lovers in 16th century India, is being celebrated this weekend, Sunday, September 18th at the Dream Away Lodge in Becket, Massachusetts. Weaving through oral traditions, and glancing in between traditionally rich text, Lenox writer, Karen Chase, envisions a love connection between Sufi poet Jamali, and Kamali.
The book has an introduction by former director of the Freer and Sackler Galleries at the Smithsonian Institute and former Williams College Professor of Art, Milo Beach. Arriving at Williams in 1969, Beach has made considerable contributions to the Art Department at Williams, and served as Chair until he resigned in 1984 to head the Freer and Sackler Galleries.
The night’s events will commence at 6pm with a dinner catered by Chef Amy Loveless at a cost of $32 per person. Afterwards, segments of the work will be read by the author, who will be joined by Matt Tannenbaum of The Bookstore, and Daniel Osman, owner of the Dream Away Lodge. The reading will be free-of-cost and begins at 7:30pm.