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Our Feet Walk the Sky

Women of the South Asian Diaspora

By Women of South Asian Descent Collective (WOSAD)


This compilation is the first comprehensive work to focus on South Asian American and South Asian immigrant women in the U.S. It represents a pioneering effort to collect the critical essays, creative works and personal histories by and about women of South Asian descent. The diverse expressions of identity and experience found here enable us to begin to see how women of South Asian origin define their positions within their respective communities, within wider interethnic networks, and within national and international social, economic, and political frameworks which impact women's lives, both in the United States and in South Asia.



What a relief to finally see Asian women portrayed as strong, independent thinkers.

— Electric Library


A brazenly contemporary approach to literature…offering South Asian women a release from modern social restrictions, allowing them to forge spiritual connections within themselves and with each other…The first collection of its kind, the editors and writers should be commended for their boldness in printing in black and white the controversial ideas of sexuality and revolution that are often forbidden.

— Hinduism Today


A rich anthology, the first of its kind…Over 300 pages, 100 writings and 65 authors, it warrants careful wading…a mix of stories, poems, and academic essays includes rumination on ‘authentic’ South Asianness in this post modern world of wash and wear saris.

— Ms. Magazine


Our Feet Walk the Sky should be used not simply as another Asian American anthology but as an indicator of South Asian activism and consciousness. For people who are in search of South Asian women voices, this will be a welcome volume; for South Asian scholars and activists, it will be a source of inspiration.

— Amerasia Journal


It’s a must-read for anyone interested in the South Asian diaspora.

— India-West


Highly recommended for South Asian collections; also recommended for women’s studies collections.

— Library Journal

Contributors include:

Gaurangi Kamani

Zainab Ali

Madhuri Sanghvi

Neera Kuckreja Sohoni

Anu Murgai

Projat Desai

Lalita Gondbhir

Sunita Vatuk

Prem Prasad
Kosar Sair

Huma Dar

Lata Mani


Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Maya Devi

Kamal Kapur

Zaveeni Kahn

Latika Malkani

Shamita Das DasGupta

Amita Vasudeva


Kinan Lall & Francis Assisi

Natasha Pratap

Rupal Sanghvi

Gaurangi Kamani

Sajani Patel

Rini Das

Tehmina Kahn

Minal Hajratwala

Amita Vasudeva

Sayatani DasGupta

Radhika Sita Chari

Roshni Rustomji-Kerns

Parijat Desai

Kosar Saira

Roshani Nash

Samantha Rajaram

Pia Ganguly

Zaveeni Khan

Qirone Adhikary

Suparna Bhaskaran

Neema Vachani

Ruxana Meer

Meeta Gawande

Anu Mitra

Bella Mayani

Khadine Shah

Aarti Kohli

Inderpal Grewal

Naheed Islam

Tesha Sengupta

Keshini Kashyap

Punam Luthra

Dharini Rasiah

Indira Karamcheti

V.K. Aruna

Gita Srinivasan

Dinaz Rogers

Sonali Perera

Hershini Bhana

Kamala Visweswaran

Sunita Vatuk

Sheela Bhatt

Rashmi Sadana

Marie-Claire Savriama

Sushila Gawande

Anu Murgai

Vasanthi Victor

Ratmali Gunaratna

Preety Kalra

Chandra Talpade Mohonty

Sujata Bhatt

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Product info:

372 pp  |  Paperback  |  1993  |  6 x 1.9 x 9 inches  |  ISBN 9781879960329

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