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March 18, 2009

Leaving India

Former NAJP fellow Minal Hajratwala's book Leaving India: My Family's Journey from Five Villages to Five Continents will be released today.  Seven years in the making, this work of narrative nonfiction explores India's diaspora through the story of Hajratwala's own Indian family and its century of migration to nine countries.  It also reflects upon questions of immigration - what it means to leave one's home and choose another, both for those who do the leaving, and for their descendants.

The book has already received strong early reviews, including most recently from author Abraham Verghese in the San Francisco Chronicle and from author/filmmaker Sadia Shepard in the Washington Post. 

Catch the author on PRI's "The World" today and at readings and on radio programs in New York, DC, and California throughout the spring. 
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