Writing the Diaspora: Essays on Cul[t]ure and Identity

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Rawat Publications, Jan 1, 2007 - Literary Criticism - 380 pages
"The essays in this volume span a variety of writers such as Kamala Markandaya, Gita Mehta and Shashi Tharoor, and many writers and artists who live in Canada. Uma Parameswaran brings her own experience of living for forty years outside India to her analysis of diasporic identity and culture. The essays, spread over several decades, work through many genres, methodologies and strategies as they display a cross-cultural sensibility and attempt to look at Indian culture and cultural artifacts from the Canadian perspective."

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Uma Parameswaran was born in India and lives in Canada. Her publications include the award-winning What Was Always Hers (short stories), The Sweet Smell of Mother's Milk-Wet Bodice (novella), Mangoes on the Maple Tree (novel), A CYCLE OF THE MOON (novel), Sisters at the Well (poems), and Riding High with Krishna and a Baseball Bat & Other Stories. She has also published a play, Rootless But Green Are the Boulevard Trees.

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