Breaking the Silence: Domestic Violence in the South Asian-American Community
Breaking the Silence is a multidisciplinary anthology that brings together the voices of community activists, scholars, artists, and survivors to discuss the realities and effects of domestic violence on America's South Asian community.

Breaking the Silence has been called “a welcome addition to the literature on domestic violence” and an “invaluable resource for the South-Asian American community.” It has been profiled in resource bibliographies by organizations, including the Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence; Michigan Resource Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence; An Abuse, Rape and Domestic Violence Aid and Resource Collection (aardvarc.org); Oregon State Victim Assistance Academy; National Issues Forums Institute; Domestic Abuse Women’s Network (dawnonline.org); and California Alliance Against Domestic Violence. Several institutes of higher learning, including the University of Maryland and Duke University, have also used Breaking the Silence in women studies and social work courses.

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Press & Reviews
South Asian Women's Network (SAWNET) Review
Amazon.com Review


Moments with a Master
Amid personal difficulties, a freelance writer from the United States travels to India, where her interviews with renowned spiritual teacher Dada J.P. Vaswani develop into an enlightening experience that helps her to confront her struggles.

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Press & Reviews
The Indian Express (PDF)
Maharashtra Herald (PDF)
Hinduism Today magazine
Curled Up
Amazon.com Review


Articles & Essays

Archives: Read some of Sandhya's older work below. For newer pieces, go here.

Can You NaNoWriMo? 50,000 Words in 30 Days (Writing)

The Day Everything Changed: Remembering September 11 with Art Spiegelman (Writing)

Meet a Fantasy Legend: Ursula K. Le Guin (Writing)

The Elements of Style: A Classic Manual Gets an Illustrated Makeover (Writing)

Kaavya Viswanathan: Unconscious Copycat or Plagiarist? (WORD)

The Revision Files (Writing)

Going, Goa, Gone (A Magazine)

Desi Journal: My Bollywood Connection: A Passport to New Friendships
(Desi Journal)

My Bollywood Connection
(Tingis Magazine)

The Unexpected Vacation

(Savvy Living)

Sankofa (Stir Magazine)

Going Home (Little India)

My Nani (Little India)

South Asians in North America
Everyday Heroes: South Asians Take Action to Fight Discrimination
(Stir Magazine)

Indian American Singles Take Search for Significant Other to the Internet (Stir Magazine)

Funky Desis (Little India)

Heroes in Kurtas – Hindi A Cappella Takes Center Stage (Little India)

Book Review: Her Medicine, Our Medicine (Little India)

Current Affairs
Looming on the Horizon (Ms.)

Nafta at Five (MSNBC.com)

Journalists Targeted in Sierra Leone (MSNBC.com)

Praying for Clinton (Little India)

Beijing Plus Five Reports

Suprise: Children Still Read
(The Times of India)

Poetry and Fiction
Island I Know

Made in India
[Related Press: Nirali article, "Once Upon a Kahani."]