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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Roots and Reflections: South Asians Map the Pacific Northwest

Amy Bhatt, Assistant Professor of gender and women's studies at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, and Nalini Iyer, Professor of English at Seattle University, worked with the University of Washington Press on a manuscript based on the South Asian Oral History Project.

The book, entitled "Roots and Reflections: South Asians Map the Pacific Northwest," uses oral history to show how South Asian immigrant experiences were shaped by the region and how they differed over time and across generations. It includes the stories of immigrants from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka who arrived from the end of World War II through the 1980s. 

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