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Vineeta Vijayaraghavan

YF 2001

A fifteen-year-old Indian girl reluctantly returns to India, where she confronts her heritage head on withher grandmother Ammamma as she struggles to come to terms with her dual loyalties.

Hari Kunzru

YF 2002

Pran Nath Razdan is thrown out onto the streets when the truth of his parentage is revealed, forcing him to reinvent himself over and over to survive as he journeys from Victorian India to Edwardian London. Complexities of race and identity

Zadie Smith

YF 2000

Set in post-war London, this novel of the racial, political, and social upheaval of the last half-century follows two families--the Joneses and the Iqbals, both outsiders from within the former British empire--as they make their way in modern England

Anne Tyler

YF 2006

A chance encounter between two families--the Donaldsons, and the Iranian-born Yasdans--at the Baltimore airport, as both couples await the arrival of an adopted daughter from Korea, prompts an examination about what it means to be an American while the lives of the two families intertwine over the years.

Amulya Malladi

YF 2003

While visiting her family in India, Priya plans on announcing her engagement to an American man, but upon her arrival she learns that her parents have selected a husband for her and must choose between her own desires and her parents' wishes.

Amy Tan

YF 1989

Encompassing two generations and a rich blend of Chinese and American history, the story of four struggling, strong women also reveals their daughter's memories and feelings.

Seth Vikram

YF 1994

While a widowed mother agonizes over her daughter's future, the newly independent India of the early 1950s struggles through a time of great crisis when its varied cultures clash.

Yasmina Khadras

YF 2004

Their lives as a diplomat and lawyer frozen by the ascendancy of the Taliban, Moshen and Zunaira find their situation becoming a nightmare when Zunaira is arrested and condemned to death.

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