Browse by author: Philip Deslippe

Beyond Apu

SAADA’s new interview with Hari Kondabolu - he talks about The Simpsons, what he wishes he could have included in his documentary, and how to start engaging with South Asian American history.

Bhagat Singh Thind in Jail

On February 19th, 1923, Bhagat Singh Thind was denied American citizenship by the Supreme Court. Almost two decades later, he struggled for his freedom in a prison cell.

Reincarnation Road Trip

In 1928, after my graduation from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, with (a) BS degree, I was advised by my Dean of Engineering, Dr. Joseph L. Merrill, to go to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, for my Master’s degree. After working in the fruit farm in California, I had saved a few dollars. (The) two Gill brothers suggested we leave for Detroit, Michigan in a new Dodge automobile owned by the younger brother Joswant S. Gill. Our first experience to travel outside of California.

The American Yoga Scare of 1927

For most people, yoga has become so commonplace that its presence hardly registers as they encounter yoga classes at their local gym and yoga pants worn as every day fashion. It would be difficult to imagine yoga practice being unusual or objectionable, let alone being one of the major causes of a national scandal... but it was.