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Canadian Writers in Person Lecture Series

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 7:00pm


York University
Accolade West Building, Room 206

York University welcomes Nitin Deckha to the Canadian Writers in Person series. Featuring poets, playwright and prolific fiction writers, the series highlights Canada's ever-growing literary talent.


Born in London and raised in Toronto, Nitin Deckha holds a B.A. from McGill University in Montreal and a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Rice University in Houston. After completing his Ph.D. he worked in the field of advertising and consumer research in New York and Toronto. Deckha has also taught at the University of Toronto's School of Continuing Studies, McMaster University in Hamilton, Humber College, and the University of Guelph-Humber. The author is married to Priya Chopra and has two children, Arjun and Nayantara.

In addition to his recent debut collection of short stories, Shopping for Sabzi (2008), two of Deckha's short stories were also published in the South Asian anthology Bolo! Bolo! (2000). He also has written on social and cultural issues in ,Desi Life, a former Toronto Star magazine.

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Nitin Deckha

Nitin Deckha is the author of Shopping for Sabzi (TSAR Publications, 2008) and a contributor to Once Upon a Time in Bollywood (TSAR Publications, 2007) and several other publications.

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