Photograph of Sydna White, dressed in a Sari and posing with a tabla.
Kuldip Singh Autograph
Autographed postcard of singer Kuldip Rae Singh. The text reads, "To Ken From Kuldip Singh." Singh had made two television appearances in the U.S. in the mid-1950s, the first on the Groucho Marx quiz show and the second on the George Gobel show.
Jogesh Chander Misrow, "Usha Songita: Songs of the Dawn" (1919)
Published in Chicago, Usha Songita: Songs of the Dawn (1919) is a collection of poetry written by Jogesh Chander Misrow, a Stanford and University of Washington graduate who served as an interpreter for the Immigration and Naturalization Service. The poetry includes an introduction by Julian B. Arnold, a lecturer and entertainer more famously known as the son of Sir Edwin Arnold.
The Taqwacore Webzine was created and written by members of the taqwacore movement, a sub-genre of punk music. The term taqwacore is a portmanteau of hardcore and the Arabic word 'Taqwa' meaning 'God Conciousness'.
Frontera Fest: Marian Thambynayagam
The eleventh episode of The Chutney Bubble Tea Half Hour is the first of the Spring 2002 semester. This show features Brooklyn-based poet/actor/performer Marian Thambynyagam, a University of Texas alumnus who, as an undergraduate was a leader in the student struggle for an Asian American Studies program.
Uday Shan-kar and his Hindu Ballet
Program for Uday Shankar and his Hindu Ballet held at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco on February 18 and 20, 1939. The program contains a description of the entire performance. Music direction is credited to Vishnudass Shirali, and the other dancers credited in the performance are Simkie, Zohra, Uzra, Madhavan, Robindra, Brijo, Behari, Sisir Sovan, and Nagen Dey.
Ruth St. Denis: "First Lady of the Dance"
Flyer for a performance by Ruth St. Denis, the “First Lady of American Dance,” at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco. St. Denis regularly performed her interpretations of Indian forms dance in the 1910s onwards to American audiences.
Article from October 1915 issue of The Hindusthanee Student detailing a performance of the Sanskrit play "The Conquest of Kama" at the Berkeley High School auditorium on October 1, 1915. The play was performed by the Hindusthan Association of America and produced for the benefit of an Indian famine relief fund. S.N.