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South Asian Diaspora
Historical, literary and other interdisciplinary research resources on the worldwide migration of peoples from the countries of South Asia (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka).
An interesting and detailed online exhibition exploring the history of the British Caribbean. Uses government documents, photographs and maps dating from the 17th century to the 1920s which were discovered during a cataloging project at The National Archives.
Website of the University of California, Berkeley, with stories of early South Asian immigrants to California, depicted through photographs, documents and publications drawn from Berkeley's South/Southeast Asia Library's archival collections on South Asians in North America.
Website by the Girmit Foundation, New Zealand, which aims to "reconnect, reclaim and restore Indo-Fijian history". Girmityas are descendants of indentured Indian laborers brought to Fiji to work on sugarcane plantations. Website also features documentaries, books, and articles.
Funded by the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Website created by Simon Fraser University Library. New perspectives on the Komagata Maru 'incident', the Indo-Canadian community and its historical struggles. Contains digitized documents (books, reports, poetry, and plays), photographs, videos and audio related to the incident.
An online database from Open University, providing information on South Asians in Britain from 1870 to 1950, the organizations they were involved in, their British connections, and the major events in which they participated.
Explores why people came to England from South Asia over the last 200 years, and what their experiences were and continue to be. Site contains original material related to migration history from local, regional and national archives, libraries and museums. South Asian immigrant histories, pictures, narratives, and a timeline of South Asian migration are also included.
'Unpacks the issues of migration, identity and diversity facing contemporary societies.' See especially the sections titled 'South Asians Making Britain', 'Bangla Mobility', 'Muslim Diasporas', and 'British Asian Cities'.
Part of South African History Online's (SAHO) long term project document the rich diversity of peoples, traditions and cultures of South Africa. Comprises biographies, images, timelines, and historical newspaper reports relating to Indians in Natal, indentured labor etc.
A not-for-profit voluntary organization, based in Chicago, that preserves and makes available on the web primary historical materials documenting the history of various South Asian communities in the US.