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02 A Novel Experience

There are two novels, Flowers in the Blood by Gay Courter, and The Man With Many Hats by Jael Silliman, that are set in Calcutta. Flowers in the Blood is set in Calcutta in the mid nineteenth century, and The Man With Many Hats in the twentieth century. Excerpts from each of them are presented in a dramatic reading.

There is also a play that is set in the Calcutta Jewish community, entitled Calcutta Kosher, written by Shelley Silas, and directed by Janet Steele. The plot revolved around Mozelle whose two daughters return to Calcutta to be at her side when she is old and in critical health. It was staged in London by Kali Theater in 2007.