Joined Monday, January 06, 2003
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For those who have expressed interest, the picture on my profile is of theGoddess Saraswati who is the Hindu goddess of art, literature, poetry and music. It goes without saying why she is my
Just got through reading "Funny in Farsi" by Firoozeh Dumas. This is a wonderfully warm and funny read about an Iranian girl's childhood in America. Most of the author's recollections are comical, laugh-out-loud funny, but they are interspersed with some very moving stories as well.
As a recent immigrant to North America myself, I can totally relate to her parents and how foreign North America may have seemed to them. I also anticipate the day when my own daughter might want to write her memoirs and when my cultural quirks and faux pas will be exposed to the world to smile over! :)
Just finished reading"What the Body Remembers" by Shauna Baldwin ( a story about the partition of India and the subsequent independence of India and Pakistan). This read has been one of the most meaningful reads for me, ever. It has to do with the fact that my father was a Hindu caught up in the political turmoil and senseless violence that broke out in Lahore (now in Pakistan) after the British decided to divide India into India and Pakistan. I will be writing a review shortly, but it's going to be hard for me to be objective!
Thanks to all you generous souls who sent me a book from my wish list. You know who you are!!!
Here is my current wish list: