May 2017 \ Diaspora News \ LOS ANGELES BOOK LAUNCH
Los Angeles Book Launch

Indian Americans in Greater Los Angeles Area, a 228-page colored coffee table book, has focused on the Indian presence in this special part of Southern California. Tracing the history of Indians in Southern California, giving an account of the major festivals and events that are held, taking a look at Little India in Artesia, highlighting major philanthropic contributions by Indian Americans in this part of the USA, talking about the rise of the Patels in the motels, resorts and hotels business, the book is rich in background and academic material. There are 83 profiles in all including those of 13 community bodies, nine businesses and 61 prominent Indian Americans in the Greater Los Angeles area in the book. It was launched in Artesia, Los Angeles on April 23, 2017

L-R: Sunil Garg, Anju Garg, Harry Sidhu, Aparna Hande, Inder Singh, Kewal Kanda, Baljinder Tahim, Rajinder Dhunna, Navin Gupta, Anil Verma and Kamlesh ‘Gauri’ Chauhan

L-R: Nishat Ahmed, Qasim Nawab, Zahir Ahmed, Mohammad Yacoob, Indar Sethi, Dr Ramgopal Rao, Abdulgani Shaikh, Dr Anil Aggarwal, Chaitanya Dave, Asghar Vasanwala, Manubhai Shah, Amir Mahida, Maqbool Kadari