With A Suitcase of Saris: From India to Aotearoa Stories of Pioneer Indian Women
|Author:||Compiled by Vasanti Unka|
Stories of some of the first Indian women in New Zealand. Written by their daughters and granddaughters.
These women left the warmth of their close-knit village communities to live in these faraway, isolated, alien-cultured islands. Many of them came—often with young kids in tow—to live with husbands they barely knew. They arrived with nothing but a suitcase of light cotton saris and a ton courage.
The evocative stories within this book celebrate and honour these women.