In writing about India, Eleni Gage hasn't
been able to avoid some of the more obvious traps. Her novel falls into the
shopworn travelogue theme in which India is exotic and therefore can school
non-natives in the practice of becoming decent human beings.
Last week, the House of Representatives voted on the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA), a bill sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) to fight “a war on unborn little girls” among Asian immigrants. But does such a threat even exist in the Asian American community?
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