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A Collection of Ten Short Stories in Malayalam
Copyright 2004 Padma Shandas |
Spices in the Melting Pot
Life Stories of Exeptional
South Asian Immigrant Women
is a book that will be of value to a large audience of readers
including those interested in South Asian studies, women’s
studies, American multicultural studies and contemporary
— Prof. Roshni Rustomji-Kerns, scholar in South Asian
Studies, author and editor of several books.
“Spices” is not just for South Asians, and
not just for immigrants. Any woman who has confronted a cultural transition,
uncertainty about her role as a woman or ambivalence about a career
choice will find good company in these pages. For readers not familiar
with South Asia, Shandas’ tantalizing bits of history, rituals
and customs will whet their appetites for more information.
— Ginny NiCarthy, author and activist.
after page, we discover glimpses into these women’s
lives, their incredible courage in overcoming and transcending difficult
experiences. Shandas has created exciting, yet human role models:
not only for this generation, but for generations to come as well.
— Jyotsna Sanzgiri, Book Reviewer, India Currents Magazine.
It is an aspiring and heartwarming reflection of what
immigrant women are capable of and what they have to offer. Spices
in the Melting Pot is a must read not just for South Asian Women but
for anyone interested in the stories of resilience, and exceptional
—Radhika Jhamb, Book Reviewer, India Post.