For Indian women, saris mark crucial points in our lives: Festivals, coming of age, weddings. We buy saris but, at least early on, we inherit them. The crux of this piece is a sari I inherited from Ammiji (my paternal grandmother) and how I want to hold on to it even though I don’t want to wear it *as is*. Enter Queen of Hearts and Deepa Mehta.
The piece ran on PRI’s The World on Monday, Nov 2.
The radio story is slightly different from the web text. Please listen & read by clicking on this link: Not my grandmother’s sari.
I hope you like it.