Magazine of the South Asian American Digital Archive

Heroes Are Human

The Covid crisis demanded healthcare workers to step up, but despite South Asians making up a large percentage of the workforce on the frontlines, our stories remain silent. Archival Creators Fellow Roshni Shah's project aims to change that.

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Uncovering Indo-Jamaican Stories

2021-22 Archival Creators Fellow, Michael A. Henry, shares a reflection piece on being Indo-Jamaican and his archival project collecting oral histories of the Indo-Jamaican community in the United States detailing the representations of identity and culture and preserving the cultural heritage of an often marginalized community within the Indo-Caribbean diaspora.

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Worker Justice is Our Work

Sandhya Jha's Archival Creators Fellowship project centers the voices of South Asian American workers engaged with union organizing and fighting for labor justice. Read as she explores these stories redefining the American labor movement.

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I Am My Own Savior

"My SAADA project is an effort to reclaim our place within South Asia and South Asian diasporic communities by capturing the complex voices of Afghan and Afghan American women on our own terms." Read as 2021-22 Archival Creators Fellow, Zainab Mohsini, dismantles the imperialist discourse surrounding the stories of Afghan women.

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Tides is SAADA's online magazine.
By connecting the past to our understanding of the present, Tides provides unique voices and insight into the diversity of experiences in the South Asian American community.

Editorial Collective
Gaiutra Bahadur
Hardeep Dhillon
J. Daniel Elam
Chandani Patel
Jessica Namakkal
Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan

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