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Secret Desi History

Fragments from South Asian America — from the Berkeley South Asian Radical History Walking Tour.

  • By Anirvan Chatterjee
  • Based in United States of America
  • Roughly four posts per year
  • First post on

Posts per year

Data for this chart is available in the table below
Posts per year
Year starting Posts
2018 3
2019 5
2020 0
2021 4
2022 8
2023 2
2024 2

Any gaps could be due to errors when fetching the blog’s feed.

Most recent posts

Hindus, Muslims, Persians, and Arabs in Gold Rush San Francisco
An 1851 San Francisco paper described a city of immigrants… I found a lovely line in an 1851 San Francisco newspaper that celebrates the diversity of Gold Rush San Francisco—a boom town whose residents included …
On , by Anirvan Chatterjee, 212 words
Bagai’s India Arts and Curios, right off Kala Bagai Way
In 1916, a new establishment opened its doors at 2139 Center Street in downtown Berkeley, California. Named Bagai’s India Arts and Curios, it was founded by Vaishno Das Bagai, an early South Asian immigrant to …
On , by Anirvan Chatterjee, 588 words
A Tamil sailor (and pirate?) in Gold Rush San Francisco
The story of Samuel Variapa, the “Hindoo centenarian of North Beach”If South Asians are included in California history textbooks, their stories typically begin in 1965, or sometimes with Punjabi immigrants of the 1900s. While older …
On , by Anirvan Chatterjee, 1,841 words