Roots and Reflections
300 pages, 6 x 9
26 colour photos
Release Date:15 Feb 2013

Roots and Reflections

South Asians in the Pacific Northwest

University of Washington Press
Roots and Reflections uses oral history to show how SouthAsian immigrant experiences in Washington and Oregon were shaped by theregion and how they differed over time and across generations. Itincludes the stories of immigrants from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh,and Sri Lanka who arrived from the end of World War II through the1980s. Personal stories combine with historical, media, and popularculture accounts to illuminate the themes of departure and arrival,gender relations, education, work, marriage, parenting, ties with thehome country, and community building.
Amy Bhatt is assistant professor of gender andwomen's studies at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County.Nalini Iyer is professor of English at SeattleUniversity.
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