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Leaving India: My Family's Journey from Five Villages to Five Continents

In conversation with journalist Swati Pandey
Thursday, April 2, 2009
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Episode Summary
In this groundbreaking work, Hajratwala mixes history, memoir, and reportage to explore the questions facing not only her own Indian family but that of every immigrant: Where did we come from? Why did we leave? What did we give up and gain in the process?

Participant(s) Bio
Minal Hajratwala was born in San Francisco and raised in New Zealand and suburban Michigan. In the course of researching Leaving India, she spent seven years traveling the world and interviewed over seventy-five members of her extended family. A poet and performer, she worked as an editor and reporter for eight years at the San Jose Mercury News.

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