Synopses & Reviews
Written by a Romani (gypsy), this introduction to Roma life, health, food, culture, and society provides an insightful look at this despised but mysterious minority originating in India. Extensively illustrated, it looks at the people, their history since leaving India 1,000 years ago, and their rejection and exclusion from society in the countries where they settled. It offers candid advice on rejecting prejudices and stereotypes and getting to know the Roma as individuals, with short biographies of Roma in many different walks of life.
The author, who is himself a Romani, speaks directly to the gadze (non-Gypsy) reader about his people, their history since leaving India 1000 years ago, their rejection and exclusion from society in the countries where they settled, their health, food, culture and society.