These stories of migration came out of a three- year London School of Economics/University of Cambridge project. They’re told by people who left Bengal after Independence in 1947 when the state was divided into West Bengal and East Pakistan (later Bangladesh). These are stories of people who left behind home and family, people who crossed new borders and travelled overseas, people who made new lives. It’s an excellent resource with similarities to our own Different Moons project.
South Asia Links
SOAS, part of the University of London, is the only Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. This page provides their own links to a wide range of on-line resources.
Indian British Connections
Beyond the Frame: Indian British Connections. This Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded project expands and builds on the success of a 3-year research project ‘Making Britain: South Asian Visions of Home and Abroad’. Beyond the Frame highlights the numerous ways in which South Asians have positioned themselves within British society and culture and explores the significance of their impact on British life.
These interesting resources have been developed by Dr Sundari Anitha from the University of Lincoln and Professor Ruth Pearson from the University of Leeds as part of a follow on project ‘Striking Women: South Asian workers’ struggles in the UK labour market from Grunwick to Gate Gourmet’ funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Moving People Changing Places
‘Moving People, Changing Places’ unpacks the issues of migration, identity and diversity facing contemporary societies. It features information, stories, images and learning resources, with links and further reading to follow up.
Love & Etiquette
Love and Etiquette has worked extensively with diverse communities and artists who share ideas and creativity enabling us to produce great visual art, workshops, events, installations and commissions. They have supported our programme of work on many occasions.
Commonword is a writing development organisation based in Manchester, providing opportunities for new and aspiring writers to develop their talent and potential. Cultureword is one of the strands of Commonword. It was established in 1986 as a centre for Black creative writing in the North West of England. It has achieved national renown for discovering, developing and promoting Asian, African Caribbean and Chinese writers.