When the Liberation War of 1971 established a new Bangla-speaking country, Ms. Smith’s acquaintances began to ask her why she was still there. She would say, “I’m Bengali. Where am I supposed to go?”
If I could fuse the richness of desi sweets into cheesecakes, cupcakes, or cookies, it would bring together both generations in a sugar induced harmony. And spoiler alert, it absolutely did!