The Nameless Collective Podcast
By Naveen Girn, Milan Singh, Paneet Singh
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The Nameless Collective Podcast is hosted by Naveen Girn, Milan Singh & Paneet Singh - a trio of historians, researchers and explorers who travel to the archive every week to rediscover history, solve mysteries, and provide a space for the untold histories of Vancouver's South Asian community. A South Asian History and Vancouver History Podcast produced by Jugnistyle.com.
||CleanStagnant Storytelling: Canadian Media Portrayals of South Asians||A special episode to comment on Canadian news media portrayals of South Asians, Sikh identity and race. Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is the catalyst to this conversation, but we know that this type of stagnant storytelling by Canadian media has been||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: The Hanging of Mewa Singh||When do people of colour enter the archive? "When we’re buying property or breaking the law." In 1914, Mewa Singh shot William C. Hopkinson at the Provincial Courthouse of British Columbia. He turned himself in to the police, and was hanged for the mu||8/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: The Hindoo Missile Crisis||Hopkinson is overwhelmed. The passengers retaliate. This episode we wrap up our conversation about the Komagata Maru and share stories about what happened to the passengers once they returned home to India. But that's not all. We also walk you through o||8/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Come Again? The Komagata Maru Story||What's there left to say about the Komagata Maru, 103 years after the boat was turned away from Canada on July 23? Naveen, Milan and Paneet discuss what was happening on the shore, in the media, and behind-the-scenes with the Canadian government as the||7/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Big Dog, Little Dog, or the Khutha Bundha||Spy games. This week The Nameless Collective analyze declassified government documents regarding a New Year’s Eve gathering in Vancouver’s Chinatown. Names are called, lines are drawn, traitors identified. The year is 1913. The trio also attempt to||6/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: My Name is Ghadar||Conspiracy. Revolution. Independence. The Ghadar movement was a revolutionary call for Indian independence from the British Empire in the early 1900s. And while there were Ghadar branches throughout the world, in this episode we highlight the critical r||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: When Annie Wright Became Labh Kaur||The first Sikh wedding at the Second Avenue Gurdwara (Khalsa Diwan Society) in Vancouver was also an intercultural union. Annie Wright and Munsha Singh fell in love and were married in 1909, and made history as not only the first couple to be married at||6/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Detained and Deported||Detention, deportation, and the prevention of family reunification. In Episode 2 we chat about the lives of the few South Asian women allowed into Vancouver between 1905 and 1920. We also chat about that time Bhag Singh got the community to burn their B||6/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: White Canada Forever?||Welcome to The Nameless Collective Podcast, hosted by Naveen Girn, Milan Singh & Paneet Singh - a trio of historians, researchers and explorers who travel to the archive each week to rediscover history, solve mysteries, and provide a space for the untol||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
A very interesting podcast. Thanks for sharing your insights into local history.
Very knowledgeable and interesting group. Keep it up. I look forward to the next ones!
Fascinating and bold work
The voices of South Asian Canadians tend to be absent from our dominant historical narrative, but it's clearly a mistake to assume this reflects a physical absence. South Asian people - their stories, their struggles, their efforts, their triumphs - are buried in this place. Unearthed and in the hands of this passionate, funny, completely engaging group of intellectuals this history comes to life in vivid, at times startling, technicolor. These are the voices of my people, and these voices make me proud. Thanks Milan, Naveen and Puneet for doing what you do!