East Indian Americans
Dec 18, 2013 — What books that touch on topics of race would you recommend to a not-so-bookish teen? A reader asks us to share our suggestions.
May 30, 2012 — Chances are, if you've stayed in motels in the past decade, you've stayed in at least one owned by an Indian-American. It turns out more than half of all motels in the U.S. are Indian-American-owned. And even more remarkable, the vast majority of those owners are from one western state in India.
Jul 15, 2011 — "You're half Chinese and half European, I'm half Indian, a quarter Mexican and a quarter Irish. We're mixed up. We're not really one or the other ethnically. We're like human lattes." So explains Asha, the main character in Sarah Jamila Stevenson's debut novel, The Latte Rebellion.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jun 16, 2011 — For Tell Me More's Summer Blend Book Club, we offer readers a look at Sarah Jamila Stevenson's novel The Latte Rebellion.
Nov 25, 2008 — Nationality, tradition and belonging: The themes of Jhumpa Lahiri's fiction spring from the complexities of the author's own life. Born to Indian parents in London and raised in Rhode Island, Lahiri says she's struggled for four decades to feel like she belongs in America.
Oct 2, 2008 — In this installment of the This American Moment series, Eboo Patel, director of the Interfaith Youth Core, discusses his efforts to promote religious pluralism among young people. Patel believes that this type of mutual respect and understanding is the "big idea of our time."
Jul 19, 2007 — Author Eboo Patel talks about the hate and rejection he sees in many young religious extremists, and why ignoring the faith line that divides us comes at a huge price.