The Evolution of an Identity: Indian American Immigrants from the Early 20th Century to the Present: A Fictional Family History

The Evolution of an Identity: Indian American Immigrants from the Early 20th Century to the Present: A Fictional Family History

by Diya Das
     
 
Diya Das' novel is based on an honors project completed during her junior year at Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, PA. It is a historical fiction told through three venues - San Francisco (1917-1918), Chicago (1980-1981) and New York (2005). The end result is a conglomeration of American history, literature and fiction. Das, a first generation Indian immigrant, decided

Overview

Diya Das' novel is based on an honors project completed during her junior year at Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, PA. It is a historical fiction told through three venues - San Francisco (1917-1918), Chicago (1980-1981) and New York (2005). The end result is a conglomeration of American history, literature and fiction. Das, a first generation Indian immigrant, decided to write about Indian-American encounters throughout American history. Early 20th century turbaned tide of Indian agricultural laborers U.S. Ghadr Party seeking Indian independence from Britain WWI era Hindu-German conspiracy trial Transcendentalist comparison of the writings of Walt Whitman and Rabindranath Tagore Immigration Act of 1965 eliminates quotas and the Pacific Barred Zone Post-1965 immigration wave of Indian professionals 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan resulting in U.S. arms negotiations with India and Pakistan Deepavali, Hindu festival Indian American subculture in the new millennium Bhangra music and dance Indian American response to 9-11 Das' research ended up taking her on a personal journey. The entire odyssey relates to herself - where facts and imagination did not create a coherent story - Das substitutes elements of her own life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780979504563
Publisher:
Tribute Books
Publication date:
08/01/2007
Pages:
92
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

Diya Das was born in India on 24th September,1991. She is currently a senior at Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School at Kingston in northeast Pennsylvania. She lives in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania with her parents.

A National AP Scholar and a member of Johns Hopkins University's Study of Exceptional Talent program since 2004, Diya attended the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences in the summer of 2007. She is currently the co-editor-in-chief of her school newspaper, The Opinator, and a member of her school's chorale and orchestra. In her free time, Diya figure skates and plays piano and violin.

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