Our Feet Walk the Sky: Women of the South Asian Diaspora / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Aunt Lute Books
Literary Nonfiction. Asian American Studies. This compilation is the first comprehensive work to focus on South Asian American and South Asian immigrant women in the U.S. It represents a pioneering effort to collect the critical essays, creative works and personal histories by and about women of South Asian descent. The diverse expressions of identity and experience found here enable us to begin to see how women of South Asian origin define their positions within their respective communities, within wider interethnic networks, and within national and international social, economic, and political frameworks which impact women's lives, both in the United States and in South Asia.
"A brazenly contemporary approach to literature...offering South Asian women a release from modern social restrictions, allowing them to forge spiritual connections within themselves and with each other.... The first collection of its kind, the editors and writers should be commended for their boldness in printing in black and white the controversial ideas of sexuality and revolution that are often forbidden."—Hinduism Today