Lois Reitzes, Host, City Lights, 90.1 FM WABE Atlanta

City Lights: Ruby Lal’s “Empress”; Atlanta Music Project

Asian American Writers’ Workshop, New York

Lecture and Discussion

Greenlight Bookstore

Ruby Lal in conversation with Somini Sengupta, author of THE END OF KARMA

Thursday, July 12, 2018
Details: 7:30pm
Prospect Lefferts Gardens:
632 Flatbush Avenue (at Fenimore)
Brooklyn, NY 11225
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Politics and Prose, Washington D.C.

A Conversation on Empress and Q&A with Sarada Peri, speechwriter and communications strategist, senior speechwriter for President Barack Obama

Sunday, July 15, 2018
Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008

Midtown Scholar Bookstore

An Evening with Ruby Lal

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Midtown Scholar Bookstore
1302 North Third Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102
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The Carter Center, Atlanta

Lecture and Book Signing; Q&A with Lois Reitzes, Host, City Lights, 90.1 FM WABE Atlanta

Thursday, August 2, 2018
Time: 7:00pm
Presidential Library and Museum
The Carter Center
453 Freedom Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30307

The Ring Lake Carillon

Empress Book Discussion (part of residency lectures)

August 12-18, 2018

Decatur Books Festival, Atlanta

Empress Lecture

August 31 – September 2, 2018
DeKalb History Center
101 E Court Square
Decatur, GA 30030

The Carlos Museum, Atlanta

Empress Lecture and Book Signing

Thursday, September 13, 2018
Time: 7:00pm
Michael C. Carlos Museum
Emory University
571 South Kilgo Circle
Atlanta, GA 30322

Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry

Empress Book Discussion

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Time: 4:15pm
Emory University
Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry
1635 N Decatur Road
Atlanta, GA 30322

Zee Jaipur Literature Festival

September 21 – September 23, 2018
Boulder Public Library
1001 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, Colorado 80302


September 22nd
Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan
Ruby Lal in conversation with Shahzia Sikandar
Four centuries ago, a woman ruled the Mughal Empire. Her multifaceted personality was both celebrated and reviled for her political acumen and diplomatic skill. She led troops, issued imperial orders, and had coins of the realm in her name. Acclaimed historian Ruby Lal, in conversation with Shahzia Sikander, brings to life the complex personality of a woman ahead of her times.

September 22nd
The Biographer’s Ball
Ruby Lal, Maya Jasanoff, Simon Winchester and Wade Davis in conversation with William Dalrymple
How do you research and write someone else’s life and pin that life to the page? Biographers of figures as diverse as Nur Jehan, Joseph Conrad, George Mallory, Joseph Needham and W.C. Minor discuss techniques and obsessions with William Dalrymple.