From India with Love: Growing up Australian and the journey of self-discovery that led me back to my Indian roots
Latika Bourke was adopted from India, aged eight months. Growing up in Bathurst, New South Wales she felt a deep connection to her Australian home and her Australian family.
It wasn't until she heard her name uttered in the hit movie Slumdog Millionaire that Latika recognised she knew nothing of her Indian roots, the world she was born into and what she could have become had she not been brought to Australia as a baby.
As Latika carved out a successful career for herself as an award-winning political journalist, she became more and more curious about her heritage and what it meant to be born in India and raised in Australia. And so began a deeply personal and sometimes confronting journey back to her birthplace to unravel the mysteries of her heritage.
From India with Love is a beautiful story of finding your place in the world and finding peace with the path that led you there.
7 Coming home
8 Pride love and gratitude
9 Believing and belonging
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