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Leaving India : my family's journey from five villages to five continents

Author: Minal Hajratwala
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Beginning with her great-grandfather's original flight from British-occupied India to Fiji, the author follows her ancestors across the twentieth century to explain how they came to be spread across five continents and nine countries, delving into the relationship between personal choice and the great historical forces that helped shape her family's experiences, and bringing to light the story of the Indian diaspora.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Case studies
Named Person: Minal Hajratwala; Minal Hajratwala; Minal Hajratwala
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Minal Hajratwala
ISBN: 9780618251292 0618251294
OCLC Number: 231588335
Notes: Author was educated in New Zealand.
Description: xvi, 430 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Water --
"Coolies" --
Cloth --
Bread --
Subjects --
Salt --
Story --
Citizens --
Brains --
Shelter --
Body --
Destiny.
Responsibility: Minal Hajratwala.
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Beginning with her great-grandfather's original flight from British-occupied India to Fiji, the author follows her ancestors across the twentieth century to explain how they came to be spread across five continents and nine countries, delving into the relationship between personal choice and the great historical forces that helped shape her family's experiences, and bringing to light the story of the Indian diaspora.

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