With A Suitcase Of Saris: From India To Aotearoa Stories Of Pioneer Indian Women

Author: Compiled by Vasanti Unka
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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.