Magazine of the South Asian American Digital Archive

Staging India at Chicago’s World's Fair

In this essay Ishan Ashutosh writes about the objectifying representation of Indians at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair based on British and American colonial knowledge of Indian society—and the South Asian voices present who challenged those stereotypes.

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Bangladeshi Third Spaces

Where do women gather? Archival Creators Fellow Nargis Rahman answers this question as she writes on Bangladeshi third spaces created behind the scenes by women to gather—or going one step further to create business models outside of traditional brick-and-mortars.

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Educate, Agitate, Organize

Dr. Ambedkar's clarion call, to educate, agitate, organize, are the three pillars he believed guided the way towards emancipation, freedom, justice, equality, fraternity, and liberty. Read as Dadasaheb Tandale applies this clarion call to social justice work and organizing today.

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The South Asian Americans Remembering Individuals (SAARI) Project

Archival Creators Fellow, Nikhil Patil, describes memorials as physical manifestations of collective historical memory, but every memorial begs the questions: what exactly are we remembering, and who gets to decide? Read as Nikhil delves into the omission of South Asian Americans from the historical narrative of the HIV epidemic, and how he plans to use his fellowship to change the historical record.

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