New book details saga of early South Asian immigrants to US
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Further detailing the history of Bengali immigrants and in so doing providing a link to the present will likely be a group effort.
"The project aims to provide a collectively produced digital archive for contemporary working-class and Muslim South Asian communities, which have grown in the US and are continuing to grow.
"I hope it begins a larger process of recovering and documenting these groups' historical experiences in the United States," said Bald, who is Assistant Professor of Writing and Digital Media at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He has also directed three documentary films.