Archive for ‘June, 2013’

Searching for a Name

A guest post from Fatima Shaik, a New Orleans writer whose grandfather Shaik Mohamed Musa was one of the group of “Oriental goods” traders who came…

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I Measure Out Sadness in Coffee Spoons

A guest post from S. Nadia Hussain, about the recent loss of her great uncle, Masud Chowdhury, one of the early members of New York’s Bengali…

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The Documentary: “In Search of Bengali Harlem”

Preview of In Search of Bengali Harlem, a documentary feature film currently in production, with start-up support from the Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media and…

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The Book: Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America

Now Available – Place Your Order Today: Indiebound | Amazon | Facebook | Twitter In the final years of the nineteenth century, small groups of Muslim…

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Aladdin Ullah’s “Dishwasher Dreams”

DONATE to the “Dishwasher Dreams” production fund at Fractured Atlas In his one-man show “Dishwasher Dreams,” actor and writer Aladdin Ullah draws on the story of…

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New York

At the turn of the 20th century, news reports recorded a small, transient population of East Indian maritime workers living in the sailors’ boardinghouse district on…

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New Orleans

Between the 1880s and 1910s, small groups of Indian Muslim peddlers made regular trips from Calcutta to the port of New York. The men were from…

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Detroit

During World War I and for at least two decades afterward, hundreds of Indian Muslim maritime workers made their way to Detroit and Dearborn, Michigan after…

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Baltimore

Some of the earliest news reports of Indian “lascar” seamen in the U.S. date back to the turn of the twentieth century in the port of…

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The Book: Recent Articles and Reviews

A sampling of recent articles about the book Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America, from Firstpost ‘s Sandip Roy, In These Times’…

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