Vikram Johri on the Indian diaspora.
My Family’s Journey From Five Villages to Five Continents.
By Minal Hajratwala. Houghton Mifflin
Harcourt. 430 pp. $26
Amitav Ghosh’s excellent 2008 novel Sea of Poppies acquainted readers with early-19th-century India, delving into the lives of “coolies”—inden...