India hails Kamala Harris as history maker

THULASENDRAPURAM, India (AFP) – Kamala Harris is hailed as historic and an inspiration to women and girls in her ancestral home of Thulasendrapuram village in Tamil Nadu state, once home to Harris’s maternal grandfather P.V. Gopalan.
Harris is the daughter of breast cancer specialist Shyamala Gopalan from the southern Indian city of Chennai. Harris’ uncle, academic Balachandran Gopalan, said his late sister would have been proud of her daughter and that the family would converge in Washington from across the United States and from India, Canada and Mexico to witness her historic inauguration.