Wednesday, October 22, 2008

"From Jhelum To Tana": A Search for Identity

On a personal journey to find her history and identity, angered by the lack of recognition given to Indians in Kenya's fight for independence, and inspired by a portrait of her great-grandfather, it took Neera Kapur-Dromson five years to write From Jhelum to Tana.

A fourth-generation Kenyan of Indian origin, Neera Kapur-Dromson was born in Nairobi, where she grew up. At the feet of gurus in India, she studied the art of Indian classical dance. She continues to perform Odissi, a style of dance from Orissa , and regularly writes articles on socio-cultural subjects; From Jhelum to Tana is her first book.

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