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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 Immigration Official records of arrivals from India were sketchy until the close of the 19th […]

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BABA SOHAN SINGH BHAKNA- A GREAT REVOLUTIONARY

Theodore Roosevelt once wrote: “No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his body, to risk his well-being, to risk his life in great cause.” And what could be greater than the cause of emancipation of one’s motherland from bondage of all sorts – political, social, religious or […]

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BABA HARI SINGH USMAN. PREM SINGH BAJAJ, M.A.

While the nation was celebrating the Independence Day on 15th August, 1969, yet another, perhaps the oldest-living veteran freedom-fighter was breathing his last, almost unknown, unlamented and unsung, like so many of his comrades-in-arms. His long life was a saga of struggles and sacrifices. After serving in the British Indian Army for a short spell, Baba […]

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SIKHS IN AMERICA: STRESS AND SURVIVAL

“Caucasian immigrants socially assimilate into the host communityusually within a generation. Their communities are relatively large andnon-visible i.e., not identifiable at sight. Their chief survivalinterest is in maintaining a link with the parent country’s language andculture which, in general, is not difficult if the parent country is afree nation. The immigrants, and their children after […]

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Journey To India By Kartar Dhillon

I sit in a courtyard warming myself in the early morning sun of an Indian winter. The sun is an enormous red-orange disc almost touching the earth. Great flocks of green parrots have been flying away from it the past half-hour. They perform these flights as a daily ritual at sunrise and sunset. Their numbers […]

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