The Desi Identity

My long time readers know I am adopted. I did not learn of my personal family tree and genealogical heritage/roots/culture until I was in my teens/twenties due to DNA testing. I was speaking with some of my Romani cousins (all over Europe) earlier today about the identity of “Desi” and it’s really, really complicated.

Urban Dictionary for example claims that any young person raised in America by India or Afghanistan (or similar…

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