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India in the West: South Asians in America (The Asian American Experience) Library Binding – September 1, 1994
From School Library Journal
Grade 5-10-Another entry in the series carefully adapted from Takaki's adult title, Strangers from a Different Shore (Little, 1989), which details the Asian American immigrant experience. Skillfully combining fact with personal narratives, the author tells of the Asian Indians who came in the early 1900s first to Canada and then to the U.S. He describes the living and working conditions of this small minority, which mainly consisted of Sikh men, as well as the prejudice they encountered. With the liberalization of U.S. immigration laws in 1965, a great influx of people began to come from the Indian subcontinent; Takaki outlines the characteristics of this group, the situations they have encountered, and the adjustments they have made as they combine their old traditions with the new. The lively text is set in a pleasing open format and accompanied by archival black-and-white photographs.
Diane S. Marton, Arlington County Library, VA
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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