The Story

Kept: An American Househusband in India

Kept began as e-mail dispatches about my family’s experiences and observations on the Indian subcontinent. India afforded our foreign sensibilities a great deal of interesting and, at times, shocking material with which I entertained friends and family during our two years there. At the time I was much younger and less traveled, and, in retrospect, my original missives can seem rather naïve. Nevertheless, Kept is a snapshot of my mindset and my young family’s experiences during a special time in our lives, and so I have done my best to edit judiciously, preserving the character of my original writing. Ultimately, Kept: An American Househusband in India is a gift to my family—an imperfect early history of us—but I hope you, too, will find it interesting. - g