Jasmine D’Costa’s “A Matter of Geography” Launched
By A Correspondent
“A Matter of Geography,” published by Mosaic Press elegantly explores the ever-changing human relationships within the cosmic framework,” as quoted by Toronto author Sylvia Fraser. This quote aptly describes Jasmine D’Costa’s new book, which was recently launched to a sold out crowd at the Heliconian Club, in Toronto.
Jasmine has indicated that the beginning of her novel opens in the early 1990’s in the heart of Bombay where young Peter and Anna are neighbours residing with their families. They live in the Billimoria Building, ensconced in the Catholic ghetto. When Hindus destroy a mosque in the distant Indian state of Ayodhya, riots explode in Bombay, the worst the city has witnessed.
Jasmine’s launch proved to be very successful, as the Heliconian Club was filled to capacity and those attending came away with a better understanding of the political challenges facing India today.
Jasmine’s book represents five years of her life as that’s how long it took her to write it.
Jasmine D’Costa's work has been published and reviewed nationally and internationally. Her first book, Curry is Thicker than Water, was long-listed for the Frank O’Connor Prize, and nominated for the White Pine Award. Her manuscript for what would become A Matter of Geography was short-listed for the Tuscany Prize in 2015 and her short story was shortlisted for the Dastaan International Prize (2015). She is the past Writer-in-Residence of the Heliconian Club, Canada. She lives and works in Toronto, Canada.