PIYALI BHATTACHARYA with ANU TARANATH
Good Girls Marry Doctors: South Asian American Daughters on Obedience and Rebellion (Aunt Lute Books), edited by Piyali Bhattacharya, is the first anthology to address daughterhood in South Asian American families.
“Being a model minority or a good girl is not simply complicity, but the way that power structures are ingrained into our quotidian lives and our relationships with our family, friends, and those we love. Good Girls Marry Doctors is a beautiful testimony to the complexities and complicities of being a good South Asian daughter, since being a good anything means that someone else must be marked as bad. Race, gender and immigration aren’t just words – they are ways we live. In these stories – intimate, heart-breaking, funny – you will hear of mothers who tell off the KKK, the oppressive gossip of aunties, and the symbolic resonance that can vibrate from a Vitamix.” --Ken Chen.
Piyali Bhattacharya appears in conversation with Seattle writer, University of Washington teacher and consultant Anu Taranath.