Magazine of the South Asian American Digital Archive

A Good Death

If, as Amber Abbas writes, “a good death in South Asia is embodied in community,” what happens when a loved one passes away far from home? What kind of death is possible in absentia?

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The Ghadar Party

In November 1913 a group of Indian revolutionaries gathered at their newly established headquarters on a San Francisco hilltop to raise a red, yellow, and green flag that represented freedom, brotherhood, and equality. Signifying the values of the free India that they envisioned, these men were members of the Ghadar Party, a revolutionary group of Indians who sought to overthrow the British empire through armed revolution.

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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.

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Gyandev of India

"You may not know this, but they make movies in India…"

On April 9, 1943, "Gyandev of India" premiered at the Little Carnegie Playhouse in New York City, the first all sound motion picture from India to be exhibited in the US.

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