Looking for a quick read, that’s both inspiring and heartwarming? Look no further, Jennie Gungiah’s memoir, “The Immigrant: A Journey of Good Hope,” is just for you.
A harrowing tale of love, family honor, and tradition, “Without Shame” by Katherine Russell will leave you at the edge of your seat, wanting more and more with the turn of each page. It’s rare to find a book about East Pakistan era-Bangladesh that truly moved me both historically and culturally, Russell managed that for me.
Mindy Kaling’s sharp and witty humor, coupled with her untarnished honesty, lends a voice to each essay in “Why Not Me?” that keeps the reader hooked throughout.
Amina, the protagonist is an Egyptian-American girl. She has the normal dreams and aspirations like all young women. Her parents are conservative, but not stiflingly so. She goes away to college, and that’s where the novel really begins.
Comedian, actor and awesome brown boy Aziz Ansari hits upon the transformation of dating in his new book, “Modern Romance,” in which he provides factual evidence from sociological experts to support his narrative about when and how the change in romance began and progressed.
BG Sneha Goud reviews Brick Walls, by Saadia Faruqi, terming it the latest collection to help Americans understand Pakistanis are not much different than themselves. The characters are all bound by a love for their home in Pakistan and their struggle to thrive in a place they love under threat from internal and external forces.
BG Karishma Desai reviews Viraj Mahajan’s debut novel, “Derivation of Life,” and finds herself moved by the characters and the twists and turns in their lives.
My editor asked if I would review “Find the Love of your Life (For South Asian American Women)” and I wondered, as a single South Asian American woman myself, what else is there to learn about finding love. Only after reading the book did I realize that as a South Asian American woman from a fairly traditional Indian family, my views on love and marriage are heavily influenced by my upbringing.
It’s not every day you get to see a Disney prince or princess in Bollywood. Now, we don’t have to wait much longer. After months of promotions, teasers and music launches, Disney’s “Khoobsurat” is ready to hit theaters Sept. 19. The world will meet the wonderfully quirky Mili Chakravarty, played by Sonam Kapoor, who finds herself in a whirlwind of a love story.