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Namrata Poddar

Border Less

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Dia Mittal is an airline call center agent in Mumbai searching for a new life. When her search takes her to America, Dia’s journey into selfhood foregrounds the experiences and perspectives of a transnational brown community of South Asian descent across the class spectrum.

As the book follows Dia’s migration via call center agents, travel agents, immigrant maids, fashion designers, blue- and white-collar workers in the hospitality industry, junior and senior artists in Bollywood, hustling single mothers, academics, tourists in the Third World, and refugees displaced by military superpowers, among others, they negotiate different life roles and power struggles that are mediated by race, class, gender, nationality, age, and place.

In the novel’s staccato, fragmented form, full of wordplay, 
Border Less questions the “mainstream” Western novel and its assumptions of good storytelling.

Border Less was a finalist for The Feminist Press's Louise Meriwether First Book Prize. Chapters from the novel won the Short Story Contest organized by 14th International Conference on the Short Story in English, judged by Bharati Mukherjee and Clark Blaise; the New Asian Writing Prize; and appeared in The Best Asian Short Stories anthology. The opening chapter, in a slightly different form, was published in The Kenyon Review.

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