Institute of Historical Studies
Institute of Historical Studies

Book talk: "Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America" by Vivek Bald, MIT (co-sponsorship with Center for Asian American Studies)

Fri, September 26, 2014 | GAR 4.100

12:00 PM - 1:00 AM

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 BBengali 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.

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Sponsored by: Center for Asian American Studies; Institute for Historical Studies in the History Dept.; British Studies; South Asia Institute

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