Sutter County Family of The Year (2005)

December 3, 2005 – Faith, family and community are the central pillars around which the lives of the Dr. Paramjit S. Everest family revolve.The focus earned them the title of Sutter County Family of the Year in ceremonies at River Valley High School in Yuba City. “I thought we would go to the event and […]

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Dalip S. Saund, The First Asian in U.S. Congress

By Inder Singh(Contact him via email: InderSinghca@hotmail.com ; via phone: (818)708-3885)Congressman Dalip Singh Saund was the first Asian American to be elected to the US Congress and to date remains the only Indian American. He was elected in 1956 from 29th Congressional district comprised of Riverside and Imperial Counties of California and reelected twice. While […]

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A CROSSROAD OF INDIAN COMMUNITY

There is a clear image of each ethnic community in USA. It may be debatable, that is a separate question. Also, an image is not universal. The image of Indians in USA is not the same as in the UK, or in neighboring Canada . Images do undergo a change, but slowly. Nevertheless, a bottom […]

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California’s Punjabi Mexican Americans

Ethnic choices made by the descendants of Punjabi pioneers and their Mexican wives By Karen Leonard, Professor of Anthropology at the University of California at Irvine. (Originally published in The World & I, vol. 4(5), May 1989, pp. 612-623.)(This article appeared in the May 1989 issue and is reprinted with permission from The World & […]

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Gadar Memorial Center, San Francisco

​Anything associated with Gadar sends a wave of chill in my spine. Gadar also symbolizes a dream of some simple brave Indians who thought that once they were out of the British reach in India or other colonies, they could challenge their might. But they were politically naïve. The British were able to tap into […]

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1915 Stockton Sikh Temple

This article originally appeared in the Stockton Record  on November 22, 1915. ​The new Sikh Temple of the Pacific Coast Khalsa Diwan (free divine communion) Society was dedicated yesterday with impressive ceremonies. The day selected for the formal opening of the new temple, which is located at 1936 South Grant street, was the 426th anniversary of […]

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1906-1922 “Hindu Alley”

“Hindu Alley” Men Were Peaceable (1906-1922)                  For more than 15 years Astoria had a Hindu Alley, a block of houses on Birch                                                   […]

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A Continuous Journey

In the fall of 1996 the Sutter Community Museum presented an exhibit A Continuous Journey commemorating Punjabi settlement in California. The text which follows was originally part of that exhibit. We appreciate the Museum allowing us to present those texts here.Early ImmigrationOfficial records of arrivals from India were sketchy until the close of the 19th […]

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