Magazine of the South Asian American Digital Archive

Remaking a World That Wasn’t Built for Us

Harshada Rajani, a young stroke survivor, recounts the harmful ways that South Asian American communities view disability. Through her story and the voices of other activists with disabilities, they are pushing back to break through old, ableist beliefs and longstanding stigmas to work toward disability inclusion and acceptance.

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Nepali Roots in Hostile Soils

Luna Ranjit's Archival Creators Fellowship project seeks to question and complicate the Nepali identity by documenting stories of Dalit, Janjati, and Madhesi communities whose voices have been silenced because of their caste or ethnicity.

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The Legacies of Small Businesses

As a young grad student Archival Creators Fellow Sanjana Nigam interviewed a small but iconic Bangladeshi restaurant owner. Fast forward two years, the restaurant closed its doors but its legacy inspired a project to immortalize small businesses.

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A Quotient of Sweetness

Sharmeen Mehri's Archival Creators Fellowship project tells the story of the Zoroastrian diaspora and the evolution of their traditions and community as a result of their migration experiences. Read as she explores how generations of migrating, assimilating, and conforming still leaves them asking the question—where do we belong?

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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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