Dreamcatcher: Story of an Immigrant Bride from India
Shila’s stable life in India crumbles the day her husband, Asim, declares he’s going to America. She follows Asim to the faraway foreign land, assured by her father’s words: “This man has ambition. He’ll rise to the top.”
Frustrated by her husband’s career ambitions, Shila learns to bring up their daughter in the new culture with little help. Asim spends most of his time traveling for work, busy in his own dreams. Years later, the crisis peaks when Asim returns to India and their daughter will soon go to college, three thousand miles away, leaving an empty nest.
Asim gives Shila an ultimatum. She must choose between returning with him to India, or stay in America alone. Should she answer the desires of her heart, putting her secured marriage of twenty years at stake?
In Dreamcatcher: Story of an Immigrant Bride from India, author Dita Basu probes the meaning of love, marriage, and motherhood in a unique voice.