Priyanka Das has so many unanswered questions. Why did her mother abandon her home in India years ago? What was it like there? And most importantly, who is her father, and why did her mom leave him behind? But Pri’s mom avoids these questions—the topic of India is permanently closed.
For Pri, her mother’s homeland can only exist in her imagination. That is, until she find a mysterious pashmina tucked away in a forgotten suitcase. When she wraps herself in it, she is transported to a place more vivid and colorful than any guidebook or Bollywood film. But is this the real India? And what is that shadow lurking in the background? To learn the truth, Pri must travel farther than she’s ever dared and find the family she never knew.
In this heartwarming debut, Nidhi Chanani weaves a tale about hardship and self-discovery that is born from juggling two cultures and two worlds.
In March of 2019, the film adaptation of Pashmina with Netflix was announced. Gurinder Chadha is set to direct.
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