By Bakirathi Mani
Aspiring to Home specializes in well known cultural works created via first- and second-generation South Asians from 1999–2009, together with these via writer Jhumpa Lahiri and filmmaker Mira Nair, in addition to public occasions equivalent to the leave out India U.S.A. festival and the Broadway musical Bombay Dreams. reading those varied productions via an interdisciplinary framework, Mani weaves literary readings with ethnography to resolve the restrictions of shape and style that form how we learn diasporic renowned culture.
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