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Our Stories: An Introduction to South Asian America

Jul/07/2023 / by Team Seema

The book is an anthology rooted in community. It brings together the voices of sixty-four authors—including a wide range of scholars, artists, journalists, and community members. Our Stories, weaves together the myriad histories, experiences, perspectives, and identities that make up the South Asian American community.

It is a collection of ten chapters that explore both the history of South Asian America, spanning from the 1780s through the present day, and various aspects of the South Asian American experience, from civic engagement to family. Each chapter offers stories of struggle, resistance, inspiration, and joy that disrupt dominant narratives that have erased South Asian Americans’ role in U.S. history and made restrictions on our belonging.

By combining these narratives, Our Stories illustrates the diversity, vibrancy, and power of the South Asian American community.

SEEMA’S VIEW: The book chronicles the different stages of the South Asian experience in America and will surely resonate with a lot of us who have been on the same journey. The book is a window to the humble beginnings, struggle and resistance and the triumphs of the South Asian American community.


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