Good Girls Marry Doctors: South Asian American Daughters on Obedience and Rebellion

Good Girls Marry Doctors: South Asian American Daughters on Obedience and Rebellion

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Good Girls Marry Doctors: South Asian American Daughters on Obedience and Rebellion by Piyali Bhattacharya

GOOD GIRLS MARRY DOCTORS: SOUTH ASIAN AMERICAN DAUGHTERS ON OBEDIENCE AND REBELLION, edited by Piyali Bhattacharya, is the first anthology to examine the multiple facets of daughterhood in South Asian American families.

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ISBN-13: 9781939904195
Publisher: Aunt Lute Books
Publication date: 01/16/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 220
Sales rank: 386,220
File size: 1 MB

About the Author


Piyali Bhattacharya is a writer, editor, and writing instructor based in Nashville, TN where she is Writer-in-Residence at Vanderbilt University. Her work has appeared in Ploughshares, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, and many other publications. She is the editor of the anthology GOOD GIRLS MARRY DOCTORS: SOUTH ASIAN AMERICAN DAUGHTERS ON OBEDIENCE AND REBELLION, which was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. She holds an MFA in Fiction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is currently working on her first novel, an excerpt from which won the 2015 Peter Straub Award for Fiction. She can be reached at www.piyalibhattacharya.com.

Table of Contents

Foreword Tarfia Faizullah i

Introduction Piyali Bhattacharya v

The Cost of Grief Tanzila Ahmed 1

My Mother, the Rebel Jabeen Akhtar 11

The Fantasy of Normative Motherhood Roksana Badruddoja 19

The Photograph of My Parents Neelanjana Banerjee 27

The Politics of Being Political Piyali Bhattacharya 33

Fair Game Madiha Bhatti 41

Daughter of Mine Meghna Chandra 45

Flipping the Script finding the Love of My Life While Writing the Book of My Heart Sona Charaipotra 51

Good Girls Become Doctors Sayantani DasGupta 55

Subterfuge On How to Be Obedient While Rebelling Tara Dorabji 59

Good Girls Pray to God Triveni Gandhi 65

Someday Never Comes Rajpreet Heir 73

Affording the Perfect Family Leila Khan 81

Acting the Part Rachna Khatau 89

Becoming a Reluctant Breadwinner Swati Kharana 95

Modern Mythologies Surya Kundu 101

Without Shame Ayesha Mattu 109

The Day I Found Out I Was a Witch Fawzia Mirza 117

"The Only Dates Are the Ones You Eat" and Other Laws of an Immigrant Girlhood Nayomi Munaweera 123

Patti Smith in the Dark Jyothi Natarajan 131

What It Looks Like to Grow Ankita Rao 141

Breathe Phiroozeh Petigara 149

Amma Hema Sarang-Sieminski 159

Draupadi Walks Alone at Night SJ Sindu 171

Cut Natasha Singh 175

Operation Make My Family Normal Mathangi Subramanian 181

Contributor Biographies 189

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