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WISE WOMEN'S FORUM: Custom of Arranged Marriages in India, led by Urmilla Khanna

  • Saturday, September 21, 2019
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
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Discussion Group

 Urmilla Khanna will lead our discussion.  She came to the United Sates with her husband in 1963 after an arranged marriage. Her husband was a graduate student in pharmacy at the University of Connecticut in Storrs CT at the time.  For ten years she followed her husband wherever his job took him, but she never gave up her vision of practicing medicine in America. A mother of two sons, she finally became board-certified in pediatrics in the US in 1974 and had a successful career as a solo practitioner in Fairfax, Virginia. 

After twenty-five years of private practice she retired only to switch gears and became a writer. Her memoir, Boundaries of the Wind came out in 2015. Set in the United States and India, it covers a diversity of subjects—arranged marriages, caste and dowry systems, natural versus assisted childbirths, corruption in India, gender discrimination in America—and more. 


The Wisewoman group meets at 2:00 – 4:00 P.M. in the Jung Society of Washington library at the Palisades Community Church, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20016. Doors open at 1:30 so participants can have an opportunity to meet & greet before the session.  Please use the Hawthorne Place entrance and feel free to bring a friend.  There is a $5.00 donation to the Society for use of the library.  If you have questions please call Brenda at 301 587 7412 for more information.  If you arrive at the Library and need assistance, please call Brenda’s cell at 301 919 9047.


5200 Cathedral Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20016


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