Minal Hajratwala

Leaving India: My Family’s Journey from Five Villages to Five Continents
In her 2010 Lambda Literary Award finalist-groundbreaking debut, San Francisco-based queer writer and activist Minal Hajratwala mixes history, memoir and reportage, tracing her family’s history from the beginning of the twentieth century and across five continents. Delving into the relationships between the personal choices and historical forces (colonialism, apartheid, Gandhi’s Salt March, American immigration policy) that shaped her family’s experiences, bringing to light the epic story of the Indian diaspora.

Event date: 
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark St.
60640 Chicago
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