Padma Venkatraman

  • Exploring Identity and Hope with Padma Venkatraman

    Air Dates: September 20-26, 2021 The idea of “caste,” or a hereditary structure to society is foreign to many U.S. audiences. But Padma Venkatraman takes young readers into the caste structure of her native India in a soulful exploration of identity and hope. Venkatraman is an award-winning author who was born in Chennai, India.  Before becoming a novelist, she earned a Ph.D. in oceanography from The College of William and … Read More

  • Padma Venkatraman on Story in the Public Square

    Experiencing the World Through Reading with Padma Venkatraman

    Rebroadcast Dates: January 5-6, 2018 Original Air Dates: October 13-15, 2018 The stories we tell ourselves shape who we are, as individuals, and as a society. Padma Venkatraman is a novelist whose stories explore enduring themes about the use of violence to resist evil, the meaning of family, and tension between tradition and modernity. Multiple award-winning author Padma Venkatraman was born in Chennai, India. She came to the U.S. at … Read More