(Women in) the South Asian diaspora: resources

oiltipped:

Hey guys! So, in February I completed my dissertation on South Asian women in diaspora, focused on North America and England and the self-representation of this experience in literature. Getting access to certain material was a huge upside and this post has been sitting in my drafts for months. I intended for it to include a bunch of links, fictional recommendations, movie recommendations, all relevant to the topic, but I figured it’s worth posting the fraction I kind of neglected for a while. I’ll make another (complete) post in the near future with a lot added, all far more organised than this but for now, here are a few links that might be of interest. Not all of them are in full; a lot are just google book previews, but I wanted there to be at least some glimpse into the material, and to keep it as accessible as possible because a lot of the sources I used were pretty cut off and nauseatingly expensive.

It’s also worth noting that there’s a pretty huge prevalence to frame discourse on South Asians around India, and there are a lot of issues and topics (religions, ethnicities, implications of certain identities, actually) that get pushed to the sidelines - if discussed with enough nuance at all - so I apologise for this not being a more comprehensive list. I do hope there’s something somebody can glean from this little fraction of recommendations though, and I’m not an expert by far but my ask box is always open for anyone who wants to talk.

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browngirls4bindis:

Mangala Tiffin Center (2012)
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Mangala Tiffin Center (2012)

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Mangala Tiffin Center (2012)

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Shout out to all of the brown girls whose first time shaving wasn’t a joyful step into womanhood, but an occasion marked by the shame and grief of coming home from school and begging your mom to let you do it because the kids at school wouldn’t stop pointing and laughing

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Don’t Mess With Me
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Don’t Mess With Me

by Jas Charanjiva

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Mandi (1983)

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thehazyrealmmotel:

Mother

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angel-cine:

Nagin (1976)

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Malayalee woman, like a Ravi Varma painting.

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sixpenceee:

This jewelry commercial in India may not seem ground-breaking but it is. It’s showing a wedding of a dark-skinned women as opposed to glorifying white beauty (most indian commercials usually only have light-skinned girls).  Also it’s showing a women’s 2nd marriage, something not quite accepted in the typical Indian society that values virginity. This commercial shows progress.
You can watch the original video here: X
sixpenceee:

This jewelry commercial in India may not seem ground-breaking but it is. It’s showing a wedding of a dark-skinned women as opposed to glorifying white beauty (most indian commercials usually only have light-skinned girls).  Also it’s showing a women’s 2nd marriage, something not quite accepted in the typical Indian society that values virginity. This commercial shows progress.
You can watch the original video here: X
sixpenceee:

This jewelry commercial in India may not seem ground-breaking but it is. It’s showing a wedding of a dark-skinned women as opposed to glorifying white beauty (most indian commercials usually only have light-skinned girls).  Also it’s showing a women’s 2nd marriage, something not quite accepted in the typical Indian society that values virginity. This commercial shows progress.
You can watch the original video here: X
sixpenceee:

This jewelry commercial in India may not seem ground-breaking but it is. It’s showing a wedding of a dark-skinned women as opposed to glorifying white beauty (most indian commercials usually only have light-skinned girls).  Also it’s showing a women’s 2nd marriage, something not quite accepted in the typical Indian society that values virginity. This commercial shows progress.
You can watch the original video here: X
sixpenceee:

This jewelry commercial in India may not seem ground-breaking but it is. It’s showing a wedding of a dark-skinned women as opposed to glorifying white beauty (most indian commercials usually only have light-skinned girls).  Also it’s showing a women’s 2nd marriage, something not quite accepted in the typical Indian society that values virginity. This commercial shows progress.
You can watch the original video here: X
sixpenceee:

This jewelry commercial in India may not seem ground-breaking but it is. It’s showing a wedding of a dark-skinned women as opposed to glorifying white beauty (most indian commercials usually only have light-skinned girls).  Also it’s showing a women’s 2nd marriage, something not quite accepted in the typical Indian society that values virginity. This commercial shows progress.
You can watch the original video here: X

sixpenceee:

This jewelry commercial in India may not seem ground-breaking but it is. It’s showing a wedding of a dark-skinned women as opposed to glorifying white beauty (most indian commercials usually only have light-skinned girls).  Also it’s showing a women’s 2nd marriage, something not quite accepted in the typical Indian society that values virginity. This commercial shows progress.

You can watch the original video here: X

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naomicampbelle:

Neelam Johal - Vogue India fashion film

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Neelam Johal - Vogue India fashion film

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dhrupad:

Silsila (1981)

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Silsila (1981)

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banglebanger:

in lieu of coachella #newpostpreview #reclaimthebindi

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Malavika by Syddharth Mate Digital Photography, Photography
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Malavika by Syddharth Mate Digital Photography, Photography
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Malavika by Syddharth Mate Digital Photography, Photography
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Malavika by Syddharth Mate Digital Photography, Photography
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Malavika by Syddharth Mate Digital Photography, Photography
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Malavika by Syddharth Mate Digital Photography, Photography
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Malavika by Syddharth Mate Digital Photography, Photography
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Malavika by Syddharth Mate Digital Photography, Photography
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Malavika by Syddharth Mate Digital Photography, Photography
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Malavika by Syddharth Mate Digital Photography, Photography

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Malavika by Syddharth Mate
Digital Photography, Photography

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