Author Pooja Makhijani has started a bibliography on the subject of South Asia and the South Asian Diaspora in Children's Literature. This list is a terrific resource for librarians.
I am intrigued with her new book, Mama's Saris. I recently had an occassion to visit a store that sold saris and fabric. The colors and textures were extraordinary. We wanted to pick out some fabric but found choosing almost impossible. As the fabrics unfurled, the colors and metallics fell into glowing swags and ripples across the tables. I do not think I ever fully appreciated the term "riot of color" until that visit.