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In "Of Foreigners and Fetishes: A Reading of Recent South Asian Fiction" (Samar Magazine, Fall/Winter, 2001), Sheetal Majithia wrote:

  • "Narratives that refuse the construction of South Asian American identity hinging on the nostalgic and romantic representation of South Asia, or even that diverge from the problem of identity at all -- simply will not be considered for publication."

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Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2005 at 02:04PM by Registered CommenterMichael Chacko Daniels | Comments1 Comment

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In a review of a book* by Sheridan Prasso, Jyotirmoy Datta writes in New India-Times, April 29, 2005: "In the many years that she [Sheridan Prasso] has been writing about Asia, she started noticing that the impressions of the region that she had brought from America didn't match what she saw herself. The Asia of the Western imagination was exotic, incense-scented, mystical, and sensual. The Asians of Western films and literature were depicted as servile and sexual, or as steely and cold. In Asia, she found a different reality largely undepicted. But she met Western men entranced with the stereotypes, falling for Asian feminity based on expectations born of these images."

*The book: The Asian Mystique: Dragon Ladies, Geisha Girls, & Our Fantasies Of The Exotic Orient, by Sheridan Prasso. Public Affairs, a member of the Perseus Book Group. New York. 2005. 437 pages.

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