"Am I a pureblood, Mama?" My Harry Potter-inspired preteen asked me recently. My daughter, growing up in China, has asked me versions of this question since she was six years old. "What am I, Mama? Am I a Hindu? Am I Chinese? Am I an Indian? Why do I write Baba's surname and not yours?" I grew up in India and the term "pureblood" has layers of implications attached.
Lom is an Indian writer based in China. Her book, Visa, Stickers and Other Matters of the Soul, published by Pan Macmillan India, is a light hearted account of her experiments with raising her daughter in the Indian spiritual way while living in China.
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