Two worlds collide when an improbable romance dives into a multicultural marriage.
Vijay’s future is already decided. He’ll marry a nice Indian girl of a particular caste and means. The first in his family to leave India, the young doctor arrives in the United States to further his education. He fully expects to return to his home country and his predestined life.
Elizabeth just celebrated her twenty-first birthday. She’s confident in her plan to get a master’s in Public Health. Her future is bright and her goal to make it on her own is clear. She has no thoughts of marriage.
Determined to become a family, Vijay and Elizabeth walk a fine line between respecting cultural expectations and creating their own unique life together. Navigating the rough waters of love and loss, Bangles, Bindis and Babies takes you on a beautiful journey of unexpected humor and endless hope.
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"Bangles Bindis and Babies is a warm and wonderfully inspiring story of how two people begin their life adventure together and the incredible children that make them a forever family." -Tonya Torosian, CEO Promises2Kids
“At a time when the imposed mix of cultures across the globe raises extraordinary conflicts and so many in the USA try to resist the health and wisdom of this new society, an American couple succeeds in forming a cross-cultural family through marriage and adoptions. A must read to find meaning, hope and joy about a theme considered threatening for too many. It is serious, funny, a mind- and heart-opening experience.” -Ghislain Labonte, Author of Love in the Present
“Bangles Bindis and Babies is an engaging story told with honesty, humor, and insight about the challenges of building a multicultural adoptive family. A truly American tale, it follows a mixed race couple who navigate eye-opening cultural clashes, tragedy and the foster care system with determination, humor, and love.” -Carol S.
“An honest, substantive, insightful memoir written by a woman of extraordinary inner strength…..The bulk of this riveting book vividly recounts the nuances of interracial relationships, a Dickensian point of view of eastern culture from a western perspective, and a chaotic struggle in adulthood to establish an identity…..Not without excitement, the author is refreshingly candid and has expertly rendered her sheer survival, her emotional resilience, and her good humor in the face of the luckless cards she was often dealt.” -Arun G.