Joy Ma grew up in India and has lived in Kolkata and New Delhi. She attended Lady Shri Ram College and graduate school at the New School. She recently published the book THE DEOLIWALLAHS: THE TRUE STORY OF THE 1962 CHINESE-INDIAN INCARCERATION. Joy was one of a handful of children born in the Deoli internment camp in Rajasthan. Her connection to the community in the US and Canada taps into the rich narratives of the group.