Border less A novel

Namrata Poddar

Book - 2022

"Dia Mittal is an airline call center agent in Mumbai searching for a better life. As her search takes her to the U.S., and eventually to Greater Los Angeles, Dia's checkered relationship with the American Dream dialogues with the experiences and perspectives of a global South Asian community across the class spectrum--call center agents, travel agents, immigrant maids, fashion designers, blue- and white-collar workers in the hospitality industry, junior and senior artists in Bollywood..., hustling single mothers, academics, tourists in the Third World, Afro-Asian refugees displaced by military superpowers, Marwari merchants in the Thar Desert and trade caravans of the Silk Road, among others. What connects the novel's web of brown border-crossing characters is their quest for belonging and a negotiation of power struggles, mediated by race, class, caste, gender, religion, place or immigration. With its fragmented form, staccato rhythm, repetition, and play with English language, Border Less questions the assumptions of the "mainstream" Western novel."--

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Subjects
Genres
Novels
Travel writing
Social problem fiction
Published
Brooklyn : 7.13 Books [2022]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Item Description
Subtitle from cover.
Physical Description
157 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN
9781736176788
Main Author
Namrata Poddar (author)