Book Launch for The Village Maestro & 100 Other Stories

For the last 16 years, Judson students who had Dr. Varghese Mathai in class heard one of his “class-opener” stories. Over the years, many students have asked him to write down his stories and share this collection of wisdom. Now, with the publication of The Village Maestro and 100 Other Stories, Professor Mathai has done just that. This new book provides 100 fables and parables that Judson Chancellor Jerry B. Cain calls “a treasure trove of moral stories, virtuous lessons, sermonic support material and inspirational reading for a multicultural audience.”

Join us in celebrating this new book on April 12 at 11 a.m. in the Reed Room, Lindner Tower.  Light refreshments will be served. Dr. Mathai will share stories from his highly anticipated book.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase for $15 in paperback and $25 in hardback.

Dr. Varghese Mathai is a Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Professor of English at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, India. Varghese Mathai earned his Ph.D. from Baylor University, where he was a Mortar Board Scholar, and held the Robert Browning Fellowship.

For 16 years, he has taught at Judson University, where he now holds the Benjamin P. Browne Chair, and is Professor of Doctoral Writing.  Earlier, he held academic appointments at LeTourneau University, at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., and at the University of Minnesota – all in the USA.

He has published scholarly articles on Gerard Manley Hopkins, John Hope Franklin, Jarena Lee, and Amanda Berry Smith. Among his other books, is The Malabar Mandate: A Life of Volbrecht Nagel, which went into its second edition in 2015. His next book, Mahakavi K. V. Simon: A Miltonic Genius in Malayalam Literature (Bloomsbury) is due for release in 2022.

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