Magazine of the South Asian American Digital Archive

Tongue Tied

In this essay on the complexity of claiming and losing language, Archival Creators Fellow Omme-Salma Rahemtullah discusses the historical origins of her family language, Kutchi, and its enduring legacy through years of migration and settlement across continents.

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Have Passport, But No Country

2020-2021 Archival Creators Fellow, Efadul Huq delves into oral histories of Bangladeshi queer migrants and their portrayal of queer existence. Read now as he and the interviewees push against the dominant narrative that migration to the U.S. is synonymous with freedom.

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Assemblages of an Archive

A conversation with artist Lakshmi Ramgopal, otherwise known as Lykanthea, in which she discusses her place in the South Asian diaspora, and how she assembles a familial archive to weave together the past and future to create new planes of existence.

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Constructing an Archive and Deconstructing Carcerality

Archival Creators Fellow, Savannah Kumar explores stories of South Asian Americans affected by incarceration

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