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Oral History Interview with Paramjit Rai (2014)

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DP024- Paramjit (Final Transcript).pdf
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Title

Oral History Interview with Paramjit Rai (2014)

Subject

Activism, Organisations, Idenity, Politics, Desh Pardesh, South Asian, arts festival, oral history, race

Description

Paramjit Rai was a volunteer and co-coordinator at Desh Pardesh for a number of years. She discusses her experience as a social policy worker and academic at the festival and how this role of “outsider” informed her perspective on the festival. She also discusses race politics and identity formation both in the Toronto political climate and specifically within the Desh Pardesh festival. Rai goes on to conclude that a Desh festival could recur in the modern day, but for it to happen there needs to be an urgency, a need for something by the modern youth.

Creator

South Asian Visual Arts Centre (SAVAC)

Date

2014-11-24

Contributor

Anna Malla
LGBTQ Oral History DIgital Collaboratory (Elspeth Brown, PI)

Rights

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

Format

PDF, WAV

Language

English

Type

Sound, Text

Coverage

1990s Toronto

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Citation

South Asian Visual Arts Centre (SAVAC), “Oral History Interview with Paramjit Rai (2014)
,” The ArQuives Digital Exhibitions, accessed September 19, 2019, http://digitalexhibitions.arquives.ca/items/show/826.

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