They are known as tidal turbines. The novelist Diya Das explores the travel of Indian immigrants from the subcontinent to the American coasts in the Identity Evolution. Weaving narration as a historical fiction, the novel focuses on a young girl who reveals the American roots of her Indian family tree.
The story takes place in three places. The protagonist discovers the Californian ancestor, a scientist who became a farmer who took part in the 1917-18 movement to gain Indian independence from the United Kingdom. Then follows the journey of the educated aunt who immigrated to Chicago in the seventies to work as a journalist. Finally, the narrator explores how to combine Indian and American identity while attending a Hindu festival in New York.
The Roman is filled with rich cultural details, solid historical references and the fitting of literary allusions. Das's research ended on a personal journey. Odyssey of the narrator reflected that author. Where fact and imagination did not create a coherent story, Das used the elements of his life as the first generation of an Indian American immigrant.
About the author
Diya Das was born in India on September 24, 1991. She is currently a senior Lecture School in Wyoming, Kingston, in northeast Pennsylvania. She lives in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, with her parents.
National AP scholarship holder and member of the Johns Hopkins University Outstanding Talent Study Program since 2004, Diya attended Pennsylvania School of Science in the summer of 2007. She is currently the editor-in-chief of school newspapers, the Opinator, and a member of the Coral and Orchestra of her school. In his free time, Diya plays skates and plays piano and violin.