Chasing Kismet: the journey of an indo-canadian girl who sets out to discover her roots, but becomes uprooted instead

Chasing Kismet: the journey of an indo-canadian girl who sets out to discover her roots, but becomes uprooted instead

by Amrita Lit

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Chasing Kismet: the journey of an indo-canadian girl who sets out to discover her roots, but becomes uprooted instead by Amrita Lit

Life as a young, modern Indo-Canadian woman is not as simple as it may seem. Tara Sidhu knows this firsthand. She's doing her best to accept that women of her culture are treated differently than men, but her mother's cold demeanor and her father's alcoholism leave her feeling truly alone.

Although trying her best to run toward a different future-one far removed from the societal expectations of her community-Tara finds her past relentlessly catching up with her.

Sent to India to put a loved one to rest, Tara ends up ensnared in an arranged marriage. The darkly complex web of her family history entangles her, and Tara must tap her inner strength to combat the emotional horrors inflicted upon her.

Chasing Kismet tackles deeply convoluted human issues that will particularly resonate with Indian and South Asian readers. From the intricacies of family and community dynamics to the lack of mental health support, Tara's experience is one that will feel intimately familiar to many.

Written with dazzling emotional depth and profound cultural insights, Chasing Kismet will remind you that family roots have a way of following us-no matter how hard we pursue a new destiny.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781540886132
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/06/2017
Pages: 338
Sales rank: 870,596
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

Amrita Kaur Lit, a wife and mother, holds a BA in psychology. Together with her husband, she owns and operates an internationally successful East Indian food manufacturing facility.

Lit writes for several local Indo-Canadian newspaper and magazine publications. Her work also appears in the online newspaper the Huffington Post Canada. Her pieces focus on cultural constraints and societal issues pertinent to the Indian diaspora in Canada.

Lit lives in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.

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