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"In LEAVING INDIA, Minal Hajratwala deftly explores [the India] diaspora... LEAVING INDIA is meticulously researched and evocatively written."--Washington Post
"LEAVING INDIA is a rich, entertaining and illuminating story." --San Francisco Chronicle
Inspirational story of one family's journey with all the trials they have gone through
and where they are today! Very interesting read!
My family is from India, although we have not migrated around the world to the extent that Hajratwala's family has. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jyotsna Sreenivasan
A wonderful, very well written book. The story of the author's family's dispersion from 5 nearby villages in India to far-flung curves of the globe (Hong Kong, Australia, New... Read morePublished 7 months ago by marniemich
I liked this book so much I blogged about it.
This is a wonderful piece of first person writing! Read more
As the child of south Asian immigrants, I thought this memoir would speak to me, but unfortunately I found it dense and unapproachable. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Omar Siddique
This was a fine book on a subject I really knew nothing about. Well written and engaging. I blew through it faster than I had any book in quite some time. Read morePublished on March 27, 2013 by Rowdy P. Scarlett
I was hoping this would be the story of a family needing to flee India, but it was about a family from India just travelling. Read morePublished on September 25, 2012 by James Duckett
While immigrant stories are a popular topic in both the works of fiction and nonfiction alike, there's never been anything quite like "Leaving India. Read morePublished on July 22, 2012 by Christine Zibas
The people in this story are not the neighbors you would want to come to your neighborhood. I found them and the book tedious. So they left, so what.Published on May 10, 2012 by P. Dreyfus