Finally seeing Myself in “Pashmina”

By Anagha, Age 11

A book that I see myself in, is “Pashmina.” It’s about a girl, whose homeland is India. Even though the genre of this book is fantasy, Priyanka Das and I both react the same way to incidents. We both have many unanswered questions about our heritage and have faced many of the same circumstances before.

First of all, we both LOVE Indian food, like, Dhokla, Idli, and Dosa, just to name a few. Furthermore, Priyanka and I both have our roots in India and we follow Indian traditions. We both have a ‘Pashmina’ which is like an Indian scarf, which we wear to show respect and modesty. We also wear a ‘Bindi’ (colored dot) on our forehead that represents our Hindu culture. Also, Priyanka controls her emotions by meditating and calming herself down by chanting “Om.” Whenever I’m stressed or upset, I too meditate to stay calm. Moreover, Priyanka longs to visit India. Likewise, I love visiting India to see my grandparents.

Priyanka and I have a lot in common.

After reading this book, I realize that someone else in the world understands what it’s like to be an Indian – American.

After reading this book, I realize that someone else in the world understands what it’s like to be an Indian-American.

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