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Drifting Across Desi Youth: Youth Activists Reflect on Social Justice, Resistance and Solidarity

Over one weekend in August 2015, three South Asian American youth camps took place across the US:  Bay Area Solidarity Summer  (BASS) in Oakland, CA,  Chicago Desi Youth Rising  (CDYR) in Chicago, IL and  East Coast Solidarity Summer  (ECSS) in New ...

Story - By: - 2015-06-15 00:43 - 0 comments

BASS Alumni Event: Ghadar Day Celebration 2014

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Photo Essay - By: - 2015-04-17 01:22 - 0 comments

Reflections from the Camps: ECSS

“We have such high hopes and expectations for these radical desi spaces.”   ...

Story - By: - 2015-04-05 22:59 - 0 comments

Reflections from the Camps: CYDR

One of my favorite parts of CDYR was the workshop on South Asian history with professors Shefali Chandra and Junaid Rana. We discussed everything from Partition and Hindu nationalism to settler-colonialism and ISIS. These were topics that I was ...

Story - By: - 2015-04-05 22:36 - 0 comments

Memory as Guide: Iam.lk and personal narratives of Sri Lanka

Ahalya Satkunaratnam reflects on how the stories of elders in the website,  Iam.lk assist in complicating identity in Sri Lanka and how this site provides a discussion of national history and personal belonging that circumvents hostility that often ...

Story - By: - 2014-09-21 15:36 - 0 comments

Special Issue: The 2014 Indian elections

In response to the recent swearing in of Narenda Modi as India’s 15th prime minister, SAMAR releases this special issue which takes a deeper look at the differences between rhetoric and reality, and the connections between communalism and ...

Story - By: - 2014-06-18 01:35 - 0 comments

Making Sense of Incoherent Math: The Indian Election and Diasporic Politics

How can an event be at once ordinary and extraordinary, simultaneously decisive and indecisive?  The victory of Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Indian parliamentary elections of 2014 is indeed a watershed moment; for the first ...

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To the Hindu middle-class: Why “wait and see” won’t cut it

In 2006 and 2007, I spent several months in Ahmedabad while on a fellowship from my university in the US. During my time in Ahmedabad, I interacted with the mostly-Hindu NGO staff where I was based, residents of the largely Hindu shantytown where the NGO ...

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insh'allah & airport ode #1

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha's poems evoke borders of bodies and nation.   ...

Story - By: - 2014-03-23 13:22 - 0 comments

Book Review: Corona by Bushra Rehman (Sibling Rivalry Press, 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.  ...

Story - By: - 2013-10-24 00:53 - 0 comments

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