I Am From India (From Where The Ganges River Is Supposed To Rise) - Gil Melliz Story.
The film I am from India, based on the novel of the same name, was released in the United States in 1968. It was the first mainstream Western film directed by a South Asian to be released in the United States and the first film about India made in the United States. It is a period film set in the late 1800s.
The title character is Dharamraj, who was born in a village near Bombay (now Mumbai) in 1875. The father of the title character, Janardan, emigrated to the United States in 1872, taking Dharamraj and his mother with him. Dharamraj is the protagonist of the story, a typical "strong Indian boy." His character and attitude show his allegiance to and identification with India. The mother of the title character, Seeta, was born in a small village in the United States. Dharamraj's family returns to India in 1894, which is after his mother's death in the United States. This allows the character to participate in a final and important rite of passage - to visit his mother's grave in the village.
Dharamraj speaks and reads English with an American accent and has a framed picture of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln on his desk. He mentions Lincoln at least once a day and copies his speeches. Dharamraj is now a famous English school teacher in the United States. He speaks to Seeta on the phone every day. Dharamraj receives a letter from Seeta, who is in the process of divorcing her husband. Dharamraj marries Seeta in a series of dialogues between the two of them.
Dharamraj is then summoned by his old and ailing father to come home to India. Dharamraj also wishes to go to India to take care of his elderly father and get involved in the affairs of the village. While he is at home, Dharamraj receives a telegram from his teacher at a college in the United States telling him that his father has died, leaving a very large sum of money for him. Dharamraj leaves for America to collect the money. Seeta and her husband, who is a Muslim, do not want Dharamraj to go, believing that he will get 0b46394aab