Leaving India: My Family's Journey from Five Villages to Five Continents by Minal Hajratwala

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Leaving India: My Family's Journey from Five Villages to Five Continents

'“In ‘Leaving India,’ Minal Hajratwala deftly explores [the Indian] diaspora. . . . ‘Leaving India’ is meticulously researched and evocatively written.” —The Washington Post   “I love Minal Hajratwala’s book Leaving India. It is what I imagine India itself to be like: incomparable, sprawling, rich, surprising, very old and wise and forever capable of re-creating itself, no matter where pieces of it lands. Minal Hajratwala is a fine daughter of the continent, bringing insight, intelligence and compassion to the lives and sojourns of her far-flung kin. For those of us who have needed to understand the presence of so many Indians in our various lands, this book is a wonderful primer.” —Alice Walker   “Minal Hajratwala’s Leaving India is a fascinating history that kept me up late into the night—and I suspect it will do the same for most readers. Filled with amazing and compelling family stories, it will strike a chord in anyone whose people have come from elsewhere—and today, in America, that’s most of us! I am filled with admiration at Minal’s honesty and the careful beauty of her language. I learned so much, through the story of this one family, about the tragedies and triumphs of the Indian diaspora.” —Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, author of The Palace of Illusions'
'“In ‘Leaving India,’ Minal Hajratwala deftly explores [the Indian] diaspora. . . . ‘Leaving India’ is meticulously researched and evocatively written.” —The Washington Post   “I love Minal Hajratwala’s book Leaving India. It is what I imagine India itself to be like: incomparable, sprawling, rich, surprising, very old and wise and forever capable of re-creating itself, no matter where pieces of it lands. Minal Hajratwala is a fine daughter of the continent, bringing insight, intelligence and compassion to the lives and sojourns of her far-flung kin. For those of us who have needed to understand the presence of so many Indians in our various lands, this book is a wonderful primer.” —Alice Walker   “Minal Hajratwala’s Leaving India is a fascinating history that kept me up late into the night—and I suspect it will do the same for most readers. Filled with amazing and compelling family stories, it will strike a chord in anyone whose people have come from elsewhere—and today, in America, that’s most of us! I am filled with admiration at Minal’s honesty and the careful beauty of her language. I learned so much, through the story of this one family, about the tragedies and triumphs of the Indian diaspora.” —Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, author of The Palace of Illusions'
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ISBN: 9780547345413 Pages: 352