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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Orientalism is Alive And Well

"...Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi wasn't a typical Indian schoolboy. Sensitive, precocious, exotically beautiful with eyes the color of nutmeg, he never got on with children his age...His refuge was a tree house -- a few planks of wood in a fragrant bakul tree...He calls his mother, Padmini, 'a lioness in a sari'...Shanghvi has been talking for hours...his large brown eyes [have turned] into droopy wet pools in need of siesta."

- From an interview with Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi in the San Francisco Chronicle


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