is the first book I thought of when Elfiki came up.
I haven't read Losing the Peace
, but I would agree that Choudhury's ethnicity didn't come into play much other than in GttS IIRC. That's okay though, she still got development in other books.
Taurik's been plenty developed as far as I'm concerned. He has a small but worthwhile role in the Cold Equations
trilogy as well. I like Chen as long as she's not being -too-...um...outgoing? I thought she was handled pretty well in CE as well.
I believe Jarvisimo may have misspoken when he said "orientalism", but obviously can't say for sure.