Harnam Kaur. Kartar Kaur. Bishan Kaur.
From 1905 to 1920, there were only 14 South Asian women in Vancouver.
This episode includes an exploration of the lives of the few South Asian women allowed into Vancouver prior to 1920. It also includes a bonfire of British military service medals, and Bhag Singh & Balwant Singh’s role in bringing South Asian women to Canada.
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Episode 2 References:
Basran, G. S. (1993). Indo-Canadian families historical constraints and contemporary contradictions. Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 339-352.
Dua, E. (2007). Exclusion through inclusion: Female Asian migration in the making of Canada as a white settler nation. Gender, Place & Culture, 14(4), 445-466.
Johnston, H. J. (2011). Jewels of the Qila: The Remarkable Story of an Indo-Canadian Family. UBC Press.
Singh, Kesar. (1989). Canadian Sikhs and the Komagata Maru Massacre Part 1. Self published.
California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953. Harnam Korh, 1911. San Francisco, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1410 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).