They are known as turbaned mare. Novelist Diya Das explores the journey of Indian immigrants from the subcontinent to the shores of America in the Evolution of an Identity. Woven into the narrative as historical fiction, the novel is based on a young girl who is familiar with the American Indian tree.
The story spans three halls. The protagonist meets a California ancestor, a learned farmer who participated in the 1917-18 movement to gain British independence from Britain. Then, she follows her educated aunt who immigrated to Chicago in the 1970s to work as a newspaper columnist. Finally, he discusses how Indian and American identities merge as the narrator attends a Hindu festival in New York City.
It has rich cultural details, strong historical references and appropriate literary references. Das ’research led him on a personal journey. The narrator's odyssey reflected the author. When the facts and imagination did not create a consistent story, Das used elements of his life as the first immigrants from India.
About the author
Diya Das was born in India on September 24, 1991. She is a senior at the Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School in North Kingston, Pennsylvania. He lives with his parents in Wilkes-Barre.
A member of the AP National Scholar and Johns Hopkins University Talent Exceptional Talent Program since 2004, Diya became a summer professor in the Pennsylvania Governor's School of Science. Pointer and member of his school choir and orchestra. In her free time, the figure of Diya plays skates and violin.