Return to India is a brilliant and powerful memoir about what it means to be an immigrant in a foreign country and what propels immigrants to return to their homeland. Following in the tradition of her first book, Monsoon Diary: a memoir with recipes, award-winning author, Shoba Narayan explores themes of family, culture and identity.
In vivid and heartfelt prose, Shoba Narayan describes the trajectory of her immigrant life?from the salty plains of South India to the high rises of New York and Boston.
From the exhilarating thrill of being a new immigrant to becoming an angst-ridden mother grappling with hyphenated identities, Narayan describes the life of an immigrant with humor and insight. She talks about why she yearned for America and became a citizen of the land she would ultimately leave.
Return to India is about love and loss; about family and identity; and about the quest for a place called home. It is a powerful story about the costs of chasing the American dream and the complications of returning to your homeland.
Rich in detail and empathetic in tone, this book will resonate with immigrants and diaspora from all cultures.
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