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J.K. Rowling in India? The IIC pats itself on the back while David Davidar is Canada-bound.

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illustration by Jayachandran She may not be Rowling, but the 51-year-old Jung Chang, author of the best-selling memoir of the bad old days in China, Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China, had the red carpet rolled out for her in Delhi. The hospitality and luncheon meeting the sedate India International Centre laid out for her may have come as a surprise for the London University professor, but in the mad race among sponsors (too many) to grab literary celebs (too few), the IIC is patting itself on the back for its little triumph. Jung, whose Wild Swans is banned in China, has just completed a biography of Mao. A former Red Guard, her views on the late chairman's China are unlikely to be appreciated in the land she was born.

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