Second Generation Experiences
As the Bengali immigrants settled down to raise families, they created for their offspring a hybrid cultural milieu, where annaprasanfor the new-born and aashirvad for the newly-wed bracketed a life of shuttling between PTA meetings and scout camps, or bouncing from soccer practices to ballet lessons. The children grew up learning how to navigate the channel between the cultures of their parents and their peers. The stories of the second and succeeding generations are also part of the mosaic of the Bengali immigrants' life experiences and will have a prominent place in this website.
Here are the published articles related to this theme:
The Language of Our Kin (Kooheli Chatterji)
An Immigrant Childhood: Growing up with GSCA (Aparna [Molly] Debroy)