"By Steve Raymer; Indiana University Press, 2007; $44.95; http://iupres.indiana.edu
This sumptuous chronicle of contemporary Indians living on every continent depicts everyday life, special family occasions and coping in a hyphenated society away from their homeland. Steve Raymer is an award-winning photojournalist with an eye for unique aspects of the mundane and the universal elements of private moments. He’s also an engaging writer willing to share his depth of understanding about the people of India who live, work and play abroad, and who now sometimes return home to India. Nayan Chanda’s foreword provides the context from a historical perspective. Text and photographs tell the stories of struggles and success in Great Britain, the Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia and North America.