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launching Indiegogo campaign

Two days from now we will be launching a funding campaign on Indiegogo to raise money to complete a documentary film on interviews with the survivors of the Deoli Internment Camp in Rajasthan, India. The money will also be used for the symposiums we will holding in Delhi and Kolkata this coming October. The goal of the symposiums is to create more public awareness of the internment of Chinese Indians in 1962-67 and what became of a once thriving Chinese community in Kolkata which had been there since the mid-1800's.

Injustice and harassment still continues after 53 years after the 1962 Border War

A few days ago, I was made aware of a situation currently in India, which I was totally ignorant of. Since I left the country with my family half a century ago, I was so eager to start a new life that I hadn’t paid much attention to those ethnic Chinese who remained in India and had made India their home. I assumed everything had changed for the better after the ’62 war was long over. Apparently, I was wrong. Those Chinese born before 1950 that hold Chinese passports, are still being denied Indian citizenship.

No Apology Made — a mis-translation!

It has been brought to my attention in the past few days by people who actually attended Rita Chowdhury's book launch on May 12 in Delhi, that there was NO apology made by the Home Minister. 

The article written in the May 15 issue of the Times of India got it wrong! What the Home Minister actually said was: "I feel sorry for those Chinese Indian people, who were separated from their families and were tortured, harassed, looted and who became homeless. They had already been assimilated to the Indian society when they had to face that unfortunate state of affairs.

Assamese woman wants to meet her Chinese parents

Dr Payal Banerjee's Talk at Stanford yesterday

It was an amazing day! The night before, Joy Ma emailed me a link which was forwarded to her by a friend, about Dr Payal Banerjee from Smith College, MA, speaking at Stanford. The topic was: The Chinese in Post-1962 India: Internment, Nationalism, and the Embodied Imprints of State Action. It was the first time that anyone outside the Internee/Chinese Indian community was going to talk about the internment. We both, decided to attend. I took Noel, Nikki and Alice Tam with me. 
We arrived early and had the fortune to have a conversation with Dr Banerjee.
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