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Bengali Harlem and the lost histories of South Asian America

Author: Vivek Bald
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Nineteenth-century Muslim peddlers arrived at Ellis Island, bags heavy with embroidered silks from their villages in Bengal. Demand for "Oriental goods" took these migrants on a curious path, from  Read more...

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Named Person: Dādā Amīr Ḥaidar
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vivek Bald
ISBN: 9780674066663 0674066669 9780674067578 0674067576
OCLC Number: 795909452
Description: x, 294 pages, 11 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : lost in migration --
Out of the East and into the South --
Between "Hindoo" and "Negro" --
From ships' holds to factory floors --
The travels and transformations of Amir Haider Khan --
Bengali Harlem --
The life and times of a multiracial community --
Conclusion : lost futures.
Responsibility: Vivek Bald.

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Vivek Bald's extraordinary account persuasively places these first Bengali migrants at the heart of our multiracial American experience. A virtuoso act of recovery.--Junot Diaz, author of "The Brief Read more...

 
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