Aspiring to Home: South Asians in America (Asian America) by Bakirathi Mani

By Bakirathi Mani

What does it suggest to belong? How are twenty-first-century diasporic topics fashioning identities and groups that bind them jointly? Aspiring to Home examines those questions with a spotlight on immigrants from India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Advancing a thought of locality to give an explanation for the potential in which immigrants of various nearby, spiritual, and linguistic backgrounds adventure what it potential to belong, Bakirathi Mani indicates how ethnicity is produced during the dating among family racial formations and worldwide events of sophistication and capital.
Aspiring to Home makes a speciality of well known cultural works created through first- and second-generation South Asians from 1999–2009, together with these via writer Jhumpa Lahiri and filmmaker Mira Nair, in addition to public occasions resembling the pass over India U.S.A. festival and the Broadway musical Bombay Dreams. interpreting those diversified productions via an interdisciplinary framework, Mani weaves literary readings with ethnography to solve the restrictions of shape and style that form how we learn diasporic renowned culture.

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