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The SAMAR Collective | October 20, 2013

How do we practice and understand revolution? How has the spirit of Ghadar shaped the communities we form in the present, and how have we transformed radical action in the 21st century?

Amal Rana | October 20, 2013

Amal Rana explores how love can inspire revolution.

Recent Articles

This fragmented, musical novel breaks the prettiness of memory, brings irreverent humor where it should, shows the crisscross of ethnic neighborhoods in New York City, and celebrates love in the midst of violence. 

By: Sonny Singh | Published: Oct 21, 2013

Sonny Singh of Red Baraat explores the how revolution has evolved in meaning and music

Choreographer Joti Singh reflects on her own familial connections to Ghadar history,  staged recently in her production "Red, Saffron, and Green."

Anirvan Chatterjee takes us on a tour of Berkeley’s radical South Asian American history, and argues that historical memory is one of the key inspirations for contemporary political movements

Dear Readers,

Gendered violence plays a pervasive and significant role in the lives of modern women around the globe. In that vein, we present a special issue on women’s responses and activism against gender-based violence in South Asian and South Asian diasporic communities.

Radio Samar

Tracks Back Home
Naazneen Diwan, Taz Ahmed

Live reading of poem developed for the South Asians for Justice event "Gujarat Genocide and US Solidarity" in Los Angeles, April 2012

History of Communalism in India
Yasmin Qureshi

History and context of how communalism grew in India (part of SAJ-LA's Gujarat Genocide event)

Zohra Saed | Oct 24, 2013

This fragmented, musical novel breaks the prettiness of memory, brings irreverent humor where it should, shows the crisscross of ethnic neighborhoods in New York City, and celebrates love in the midst of violence. 

Cartoon

Khalil Bendib

Visit Our Friends

Disappeared in America A multimedia art project created by the VISIBLE Collective to address the post-9/11 disappearances of Muslims in the US. See also Shobak.org: Outsider Muslims.

Hyphen Magazine

Hyphen Magazine is an Asian American magazine that covers arts, culture and politics with substance, style and sass.

South Asian Forum A website of resources and storytelling, includes a directory of South Asian organizations, history of organizing, census information and an extensive bibliography.

Random Five from the Archive

Saurav Sarkar | Issue 16: South Asians and the Politics of Health (12/16/2003)

The Impact of INS Special Registration

Jan 28, 2011
Ali Mir | Issue 19: Relief in a Time of Crisis (1/24/2005)

The good mutants work in spaces servicing the global economy. The bad ones want to destroy freedom, democracy, free markets. New mutations are arising in the politics of fear and the War on Terror.

Jan 28, 2011
The SAMAR Collective | Issue 18: Overture to a Long Tomorrow (11/3/2004)

Questions for Saru Jayaraman of Restaurant Opportunities Center - New York (ROC-NY)

Jan 28, 2011
Omer Shah | Issue 35: States of Disaster (3/1/2010)

My Name is Khan...and I am not a terrorist is the already ubiquitous chorus from the most recent Bollywood blockbuster to cross over to western audiences. The film seeks to engage American anxieties around nationalism and race and at the same time reveals similar commentaries about India. Omer Shah reviews the film and asks: are we ever able to construct Muslim identities without the notion of terrorist?

Jan 28, 2011
Biju Mathew | Issue 16: South Asians and the Politics of Health (12/16/2003)

Experience versus Solidarity in Movement Dynamics

Jan 28, 2011