Textile enthusiast Kam Chandan-Whittle on the book that connected her to her parents
At Summer Stories, we've asked our favourite do-ers and changemakers for their best summer story. We got in touch with Kam Chandan-Whittle, the Dublin-based creator of Chandan Whittle, a homewares line that shares the magic of India in brilliant colour.
Kam, tell us about your favourite summer story.
“Reading The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri felt like I was getting an insight into my parents lives emigrating to the UK 50 years ago and a little bit about my own life being a second generation Indian. Set in the States and built around the concept of cultural identity, family loyalties, spanned over three generations. I felt really connected to this book. It made me think more deeply about belonging. A beautifully written story that’s gentle, moving and insightful.”
Thank you for sharing Kam. We totally recommend the Chandan Whittle Instagram page too!