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Our stories : an introduction to South Asian America

"Our Stories: An Introduction to South Asian America is an anthology rooted in community. Bringing together the voices of sixty-four authors--ranging from artists to activists to academics--Our Stories weaves together the myriad histories, experiences, perspectives, and identities that make up the South Asian American community. The volume consists of ten chapters that explore both the history of South Asian America, spanning from the 1780s through present day, and various aspects of the South Asian American experience, from civic engagement to family. Each offers stories of struggle, of resistance, of inspiration, and of joy that disrupt dominant narratives that have erased South Asian Americans' role in U.S. history and made restrictions on their belonging. By combining these narratives, this volume serves as a community-driven reimagining of a reference resource and illustrates the diversity, vibrancy, and power of the South Asian American community"-- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2021
South Asian American Digital Archive, Philadelphia, PA, 2021
xxxv, 441 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
9781737175971, 9781737175902, 1737175975, 1737175908
Early South Asian American history (pre-1923)
Forging lives in uncertain times (1923-1965)
Immigration after the Civil Rights movement (1965-)
Identity & equality
Faith & religion
Civic engagement
Arts & popular culture
Work, labor, and entrepreneurship