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Sharmila Rudrappa, Director BUR 556, Mailcode A2200, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-9468

Book talk: "Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America" by Vivek Bald, MIT

Fri, September 26, 2014 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM • GAR 4.100


Vivek Bald is a scholar, writer, and documentary filmmaker whose work focuses on histories of migration and diaspora, particularly from the South Asian subcontinent. He is an Associate Professor of Writing and Digital Media at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the director of three documentary films: Taxi-vala/Auto-biography, Mutiny: Asians Storm British Music, and In Search of Bengali Harlem (forthcoming). More information can be found at His book Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America was published in January 2013 by Harvard University Press and won the 2014 Saloutos Book Award.

Hosted by the Center for Asian American Studies with generous support from Institute for Historical Studies in the History Department, British Studies and the South Asia Institute.

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