South Asians in diaspora actively engage in debates and discussions on social and political happenings, including instances of gender violence, in South Asia. The particular acts of gendered violence or feminist activism might seem confined to national boundaries or local communities, the discourses of gender circulate within transnational networks. South Asian feminist organizations do anti-racism work, support victims of domestic violence, fight for immigrant rights, and many academic programs in women and gender studies in North America have feminist activists and scholars engaged in transnational feminist work. Women writers are major contributors to the South Asian diasporic literary canon in North America, and some of these writers like Chitra Divakaruni or Meena Alexander identify as feminists. The explosive growth of the Indian immigrant community in the United States (US) after 1965 has made South Asian people and culture familiar in the US and particularly in the urban areas.