Building Bridges: How Indian Americans Brought The United States and India Closer Together

by Swadesh Chatterjee | Biographies & Memoirs | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0990663108 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingbuttonbrightwing of Raleigh, North Carolina USA on 9/28/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by wingbuttonbrightwing from Raleigh, North Carolina USA on Wednesday, September 28, 2022
When Swadesh Chatterjee arrived in the United States with his wife Manjusri and their baby daughter, he had just $35 in his pocket. A decade and a half later, he was a successful North Carolina businessman who had helmed a company, and Manjusri had a thriving practice as a psychiatrist. His children were well on their way to achieving the American Dream. Not satisfied with simply being an immigrant success story, Chatterjee decided it was time to give back to his adopted land, as well as to the motherland he had left behind. He took a leadership role in the burgeoning movement of Indian Americans keen to see a reconciliation between the United States and India after decades of Cold War misunderstandings and resentments. The movement coalesced, in the early years of this century, around efforts to end India’s 34 years of nuclear isolation. Inspired by the model of Jewish Americans, Chatterjee helped shape this movement and its strategy, and in the process he developed a new playbook for immigrant political empowerment. Chatterjee, and the Indian Americans he brought together, from Silicon Valley to New York, had nothing to gain financially in the US-India civil nuclear agreement. Their motive was simply to bring two of the world’s greatest democracies closer together. This memoir is a chronicle of the ups and downs of that movement, a blueprint for younger Indian Americans and other immigrant groups raising their voices in the United States, and a deeply personal family story.

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Journal Entry 2 by wingbuttonbrightwing at Adara Spa Book Nook in Raleigh, North Carolina USA on Sunday, October 2, 2022

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