Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani

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Read Pashmina Online Free - 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 graphic novel debut, Nidhi Chanani weaves a tale about the hardship and self-discovery that is born from juggling two cultures and two worlds.

Title : Pashmina
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ISBN : 1626720878
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 176 pages


Elyse rated it ★★★★★

January 05, 2018

Author Nidhi Chanani, was born in India, and raised in Southern California. This gorgeously Illustrated graphic novel had to be - must have been - somewhat inspired by her own memories ( at least at one point in her developmental growing years), a search for her own cultural identity. Her artwork...

Lola rated it ★★★☆☆

October 05, 2017

A graphic novel with an Indian American teenager who wants to know more about her country, family and culture? The day I say no to diverse stories will never, ever come. Priyanka lives in the US with her mom who left India when she was her age. Priyanka knows little about India, and when her mom...

Eve rated it ★★★☆☆

December 13, 2017

This was a beautifully illustrated middle grade graphic novel! I loved learning about Indian culture, new words in Hindi, and the magical realism. That being said, I felt like the actual story was a bit weak and disjointed. Wasn't a waste of time, but felt like the plot could have been better ex...

rachel rated it ★★★☆☆

January 23, 2018

Trigger warnings for bullying, sexism and illness/hospitals. This was a sweet contemporary graphic novel about an Indian-American teen wanting to learn more about her heritage. I thought the cartoonish art style worked really well to convey the coming-of-age themes and make it appeal to both midd...

Erica rated it ★★★☆☆

October 02, 2017

Priyanka is learning to drive, likes to create comics, has a cool best friend, has a mean blonde enemy, and lives with her mother in California. Her life is fairly standard until two things happen: 1) her beloved uncle and aunt are going to have a baby and she won't see them as often so she 2) as...

Sepideh rated it ★★★☆☆

December 28, 2017

هم نمره دادن بهش سخته و هم ازش نوشتن. کتاب کمیک استریپه و در مورد دختر نوجوان هندیالاصلی که در آمریکا به دنیا اومده و بزرگ شده و حالا انگار دچار بحران هویته. از هند فقط سمبوسه و خوراکیها رو میشناسه و حتا از پدرش چیزی نمیدونه. تا یک جایی از داستان من حتا داشتم فکر میکردم کاش ترجمهش کنیم اما از یه ج...

Jeimy rated it ★★★★★

May 28, 2017

Priyanka discovers a magical Pashmina that allows her to see things others can't. When a letter from her aunt arrives from India, she is convinced that is where her destiny lies. This book takes us along as Priyanka is forced both to mature and to come to terms with her culture and heritage. A mu...

Julie rated it ★★★★★

June 07, 2017

This was beautiful drawn and the coloring was brilliant. I also loved how it didn't shy away from using Indian terms and short hand, not taking the time to explain or simplify it for white audiences. As well as being a fascinating, feminist story about women's choice, I learned a lot and I cannot...

Danielle rated it ★★★★★

January 25, 2018

This graphic novel completely drew me in, and I read it in one go. The very first page sets up the mother-daughter relationship beautifully, establishing tension, humor, and the desire these two characters have to connect. At its heart, it's a story about choices. The choices the main character,...

Christy rated it ★★★★★

September 24, 2017

I had the chance to see Nidhi speak at SDCC and have been anxiously awaiting Pashmina's release since! I absolutely loved this sweet story and recommend it to anyone looking to learn a little more about Indian culture. Pashmina is the story of Priyanka, an Indian-American girl who is like most tee...

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