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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).
"Bishakh Som is the author of the graphic novel Apsara Engine. In the oral history, Bishakh describes growing up in Ethiopia and New York, studying and practicing architecture, "hatching" as a trans person, and storytelling through illustration." This is an oral history collections from the community archive, South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA).
"Betweeen 2011 and 2012 the Goan Association UK co-ordinated an oral history project to record oral histories of the Goan Community living in the United Kingdom. This project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and managed by Selma Carvalho. "
During a major labor shortage in the 1950s-1960s, over a million immigrants came to work in Huddersfield's textile & wool industry from the Caribbean, the Indian sub-continent, Africa and the Far East. This project records the memories of some of the early Asian immigrants.
Resulting from a 3-year research project, these are stories of 'people who left Bengal after Independence in 1947 when the state was divided into West Bengal and East Pakistan (later Bangladesh), crossed new borders and made new lives.'
A multi-part oral history project between the India Association of Minnesota and the Minnesota Historical Society. Records experiences of first and second generation Asian Indian immigrants in Minnesota.
"Provides a sampling of Indian American voices, most of whom were born in India and now reside in the US." Website provides detailed records for each interview. Tapes themselves are only available at the Indiana University physical archives.
Comprises two projects conducted in the 1980s. The first documented histories of immigrants from the Punjab Province of India who came to Canada between 1912 and 1938. The second project interviewed 32 Sikh immigrants who arrived in Canada prior to 1956.
Part of the South Asian Archive, Gunnersbury Park Museum. Consists of 70 recorded interviews with South Asian residents of Ealing and Hounslow who describe the journeys they made to establish themselves in the West London community.
Records produced by the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies. The project was conducted in the summer of 1996, when project staff interviewed sixteen individuals about their heritage, country of origin, and experiences in the United States.
Chronicles the stories of South Asian women, mostly Punjabis, who left after the Partition to look for work in the UK. Project is centered around the Southall region which, today, is often referred to as "Little Punjab".