Kind of Hindu

Kind of Hindu

What if only kind of knowing your family’s heritage is actually kind of lame? For Mindy Kaling, the number one bestselling author of Why Not Me?, the search for an answer begins with an Edible Arrangement of chocolate-covered strawberries and a Hindu priest.

Like Kelly Kapoor on The Office, Mindy is engaged with her Indian heritage to the extent that it is fun and convenient. So apart from a tolerance for spicy foods and an appreciation for Ravi Shankar, Mindy isn’t all that Hindu. Her daughter’s Jewish godfather—TV and film’s B.J. Novak—prompts her to reconsider her religious beliefs and ask herself: How Indian do I want my daughter to be?

From the acclaimed writer, actor, director, producer, and New York Times bestselling author comes Nothing Like I Imagined. In these essays, Mindy Kaling shares the latest chapters of a multitasking life in Hollywood. Read or listen to them in a single setting. Either way, they’re pitch-perfect.

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    Kind of Hindu Reviews

  • The Story Girl

    Mindy Kaling has another book (or collection of short stories) out. What?! As soon as I heard, I immediately went and got it (it's available for free for Kindle Unlimited users) and read as I listened...

  • Kesara

    This was so relatable and delivered perfectly with Mindy Kaling's humor. I listened to the audiobooks for this entire series, which is narrated by Mindy Kaling. I absolutely loved it! This is a great ...

  • Mythili

    The general review: a series of essays that don't quite add up to the length of her two prior outings, each bite is nevertheless a nice look into Mindy Kaling's life and thoughts. She's been more or l...

  • Caroline

    So yeah this is the first essay that I cried during. The reasoning for B.J. being the godfather is very funny and sweet: "I wanted someone to take Kit to Dodgers games and have an outlet to complain a...

  • Kireja

    As the title states, Kind of Hindu, is an essay about religious identity and how people, especially those who identify as Third Culture Kids, incorporate beliefs and traditions from their home and hos...

  • ambreen

    This was super sweet and she absolutely nails what it's like to be a diaspora child culturally tied to your religion but not actually religious. That said, I think this would have hit harder if the Mu...

  • Jayeeta

    Oh Mindy! You make feel normal, less weird, and nudge me to embrace my old and new in its entirety! Fun quick read :)...

  • Shannon

    Nothing Like I Imagined Since this is a collection of quick personal essays I’ve decided to review them all in one swoop anthology style. Please Like Me (But Keep Away) - 4 Stars ...

  • book_loversdreams Betty

    BOOK REVIEW:I had the pleasure of reading “Kind of Hindu” by Mindy Kaling. This is part of a series of short non-fiction books written by Mindy. Some of you may know Mindy Kaling as an actress on ...

  • Saadia

    Kind of Hindu is the first personal essay in the collection of short stories, Nothing Like I Imagined, written by my favorite Mindy Kaling for Amazon and is free for Prime members! This one talks abou...