Zarrah Birdie Oral History Interview
The interview was conducted as part of SAADA's ACFP 2021-2022. This interviewee discussed her experience as a young Zoroastrian woman growing up in a Zoroastrian neighborhood in Karachi, Pakistan. She shared her experiences of moving to California in the early 2000s.
Rajan Maharjan Oral History Interview
Rajan Maharjan is a first generation immigrant from Nepal currently living in Queens, NY and working in Manhattan. The interviewee discussed growing up in Yala in Kathmandu valley, coming from a farming community, his family, struggles of early days in New York, his literary forays, and hopes for his young daughter. Also discussed: caste, ethnicity, class in Nepal and Nepali diaspora.
A Haft Seen
Photo of a haft seen that RD set up at her apartment in Kabul. This was the last time that she celebrated Nowruz in Kabul in March 2021. RD talks about leaving behind family, friends, traditions and everything that was dear to her. She misses that community that she had worked hard to build. Moving forward she will have to build a new life in the U.S. and create new traditions.
Fatima Sitting on a Hill in Bamiyan, Afghanistan
Photograph of Fatima sitting on a hill in Bamiyan, Afghanistan across the Bamiyan Buddhas where she was making a documentary about doula's in Afghanistan. Fatima talks about the memories of beautiful places in Afghanistan including the Bamiyan Buddhas. These statues hold a significant importance to Afghan people in general but Hazaras in particular.
San Francisco's Ghadar Party Heritage
Audio recording of the 2014 event "San Francisco's Ghadar Party Heritage: 100 Years of Radical South Asian American History", presented by Shaping San Francisco and featuring Simmy Makhijani, Anantha Sudhakar, Barnali Ghosh, and Anirvan Chatterjee. The speakers explore the history of the Ghadar Party and connect it to present-day political struggles.