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By Bakirathi Mani

What does it suggest to belong? How are twenty-first-century diasporic topics fashioning identities and groups that bind them jointly? Aspiring to Home examines those questions with a spotlight on immigrants from India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Advancing a idea of locality to give an explanation for the ability in which immigrants of various neighborhood, spiritual, and linguistic backgrounds event what it skill to belong, Bakirathi Mani indicates how ethnicity is produced in the course of the courting among family racial formations and international events of sophistication and capital.
Aspiring to Home makes a speciality of renowned cultural works created by way of 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 comparable to the omit India U.S.A. competition and the Broadway musical Bombay Dreams. examining those varied productions via an interdisciplinary framework, Mani weaves literary readings with ethnography to resolve the limitations of shape and style that form how we learn diasporic renowned culture.

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