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Dutt, Yashica

Summary: "Born into a "formerly untouchable manual-scavenging family in small-town India," Yashica Dutt was taught from a young age to not appear "Dalit looking." Although prejudice against Dalits, who compose 25% of the population, has been illegal since 1950, caste-ism in India is alive and well. Blending her personal history with extensive research and reporting, Dutt provides an incriminating...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2024

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DUTT, YASHICA DUT

Choudhury, Kushanava

Summary: The author describes how, after moving to New Jersey at the age of twelve, he returned to Calcutta to work for an English language newspaper, where he encountered a chaotic, living city unchanged by time.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury USA 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CHOUDHURY, KUSHANAVA CHO

Summary: A documentary examining opposing cultural movements in India (tradition vs. modernism), contrasting the experiences and attitudes of contestants in the Miss India beauty contest with those of participants at a Hindu fundamentalist camp for young girls.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docurama 2013

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF WOR

Summary: Historian Michael Wood chronicles the history of the Indian subcontinent, focusing especially on the diversity of its peoples, cultures and landscapes. The world's largest democracy and a rising economic giant, India is now as well known across the globe for its mastery of computer technology as it is for its many-armed gods and its famous spiritual traditions. But India is also the world's...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Maya Vision International 2008

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD STO

Summary: Set during Gandhi's rise to power, Chuyia, an Indian girl that is married and widowed at eight years old, is sent away to a home where Hindu widows must live in penitence. Her feisty presence affects the other residents, forcing each to confront their faith and society's prejudices.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2006

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN WAT

Summary: Krisha, a ten year old boy, has been abandoned in Bombay by his mother. He tries to earn money to go home while he lives in the streets.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 1988

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN SAL

Gidla, Sujatha

Summary: "The stunning true story of an untouchable family who become teachers, and one, a poet and revolutionary. Like one in six people in India, Sujatha Gidla was born an untouchable. While most untouchables are illiterate, her family was educated by Canadian missionaries in the 1930s, making it possible for Gidla to attend elite schools and move to America at the age of twenty-six. It was only then...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017

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Mukherjee, Oindrila

Summary: "After living in the US for years, Maneka Roy returns home to India to mourn the loss of her mother and finds herself in a new world. The booming city of Hrishipur where her father now lives is nothing like the part of the country where she grew up, and the more she sees of this new, sparkling city, the more she learns that nothing--and no one--here is as it appears. Ultimately, it will take an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tin House 2023

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MUK

Boo, Katherine.

Summary: Annawadi is a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport, and as India starts to prosper, Annawadians are electric with hope. Abdul, a reflective and enterprising Muslim teenager, sees "a fortune beyond counting" in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Asha, a woman of formidable wit and deep scars from a childhood in rural poverty, has...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Large Print Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning 2013

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1 available in Adult, Call number: LP 305.5 BOO

Jadhav, Narendra

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JADHAV, NARENDRA JAD

Lapierre, Dominique.

Summary: Translation of: La Cite de la joie.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 1985

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 954.14 LAP

Ghosh, Amitav.

Summary: Amid a cyclone in the Bay of Bengal, three vessels, and the diverse occupants within, converge on Canton's Fanqui-Town, or Foreign Enclave, which is a powder keg awaiting a spark to ignite the Opium Wars.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GHO

Massey, Sujata

Summary: India, 1922: It is rainy season in the lush, remote Satara mountains southeast of Bombay, where the kingdom of Satapur is tucked away. A curse seems to have fallen upon Satapur's royal family, whose maharaja died of a sudden illness shortly before his teenage son was struck down in a tragic accident. The kingdom is now ruled by an agent of the British Raj on behalf of Satapur's two maharanis,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2019

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC MAS

Umrigar, Thrity N.

Summary: "The story of two Indian women, one a victim of a brutal crime and the other an Americanized journalist returning to India to cover the story, and the courage they inspire in each other"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2022

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC UMR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC UMR

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC UMR

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Umrigar 2022

Massey, Sujata

Summary: "India, 1922: It is rainy season in the lush, remote Sahyadri mountains, where the kingdom of Satapur is tucked away. A curse seems to have fallen upon Satapur's royal family, whose maharaja died of a sudden illness shortly before his teenage son was struck down in a tragic accident. The kingdom is now ruled by an agent of the British Raj on behalf of Satapur's two maharanis, the dowager queen...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Soho Crime 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAS

Viswanathan, Padma

Summary: Spanning the lifetime of one woman (1896-1962), The Toss of a Lemon brings readers intimately into a Brahmin household, into an India in the midst of social and political upheaval. Married at ten, widowed at eighteen, left with two children, Sivakami must wear widow's whites, shave her head, and touch no one from dawn to dusk. She is not allowed to remarry, and in the next sixty years she...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt 2008

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC VIS

Summary: While living in thered light district of Calcutta, documenting life in the brothels, New York-based photographer Zana Briski embarked on a project by which she gave cameras to the children of prostitutes and taught them photography, awakening within them hidden talent and creativity and giving them a means to transform their lives.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lion's Gate Home Entertainment 2005

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC BOR

Roy, Saumya

Summary: All of Mumbai's memories and possessions come to die at the Deonar garbage mountains at the city's outskirts. In this graveyard of castaway belongings, among the vast, teetering piles of discarded items--medical waste, rotten food, old clothes, broken glass, and twisted metal--lives a small, forgotten community of ragpickers. In this sweeping narrative, Saumya Roy follows the life of Farzana, a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Astra House, a division of Astra Publishing House 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.728 ROY

Rao, Shobha

Summary: A searing, electrifying debut novel set in India and America, for readers of Rupi Kaur, about the extraordinary bond between two girls driven apart by circumstances but relentless in their search for one another. Poornima and Savitha have three strikes against them. They are poor. They are driven. And they are girls. When Poornima was just a toddler, she was about to fall into a river. Her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Display, Call number: FIC RAO

Fontanella-Khan, Amana.

Summary: Illuminates the possibilities of female grassroots activism in India through the story of Sampat Pal and her Pink Gang.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton & Company 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.42 FON

Ghosh, Amitav

Summary: On a journey across the Indian Ocean, the passengers of the enormous ship, The Ibis, bond together like family. Intent on fighting China's nineteenth-century Opium Wars, this hodgepodge group of passengers travel together from the high seas to the poppy fields of the Ganges, and into the backstreets of exotic Canton.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Brillance Audio 2008

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC GHO

Sinha, Indra.

Summary: Ever since That Night, the residents of Khaufpur have lived a perilous existence. Their world is poisoned. Nobody has received compensation or help for the chemical leak, least of all Animal, as he is known, whose spine twisted at a young age, leaving him to walk on all fours. Though he inhabits a dark kind of half-life, he knows what love is. He has long harboured feelings for his friend Nisha...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2008

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SIN

Jha, Raj Kamal

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2000

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KAM

Adiga, Aravind.

Summary: In this short story collection set in the Indian city of Kittur sometime between the assassination of Indira Gandhi in 1984 and that of her son Rajiv in 1991, Adiga creates a cast of characters--from a twelve-year old boy to a Marxist-Maoist Party member--who are immersed in class struggles and their own personal denouements.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2009

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ADI

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