Welcome to the ਸੋਚ (Sōch/thought) Podcast, with Ramblings of a Sikh. Every episode, I get the opportunity to engage with a diverse range of guests. Our roster includes Professors, Doctors, Academics, Musicians, Artists, Entrepreneurs, Art Collectors, and Athletes, among others. We delve into captivating discussions of history, art, culture, and philosophy.
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Embark on a journey with us through Britain's lesser-known history, spotlighting the transformative movements spearheaded by black and brown activists.
Dive into the tales of the IWA, Bristol Bus Boycott, BlackPower, Mangrove Nine, Fasimbas, Oval Four, Black Liberation Front, BlackEducation Movement, Brixton Black Women's Group, OWAAD, BrunswickStrike, Battle of Brick Lane, Asian Youth Movements, and the Bradford 12.
These narratives have been instrumental in molding the UK'ssocio-political fabric. Gain insights from Preeti Dhillon, the esteemed researcher, writer, andhistorian behind ”The Shoulders We Stand On.”
Unearth how theseoften-overlooked movements were pivotal in confronting racism andcapitalism in the UK from the 60s to the 80s and changing the veryfabric of the country.
In the spirit of Angela Davis's words, our video seeks to highlight notjust remarkable individuals but the collective endeavors that broughtabout change. Let's honor the unsung heroes and movements that have been right here, awaiting their rightful recognition.
Discover the untold stories of the Ugandan Asian Expulsion with Lucy Fulford, author of ‘The Exiled Empire: Immigration and the Uganda Asian Exodus’.
Dive deep into the historical ties between South Asians and East Africa, from the early trade relations to the challenges faced in post-colonial Uganda. Understand the profound impact of these events on global diaspora communities in the UK and Canada.
Join us on this enlightening journey as we unveil hidden histories.
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00:00 – Sneak Peek: What’s Unveiled in Today’s Discussion?
01:20 – India & East Africa Connection: A Brief Overview of their shared history
03:34 – Personal Touch in ‘The Exiled’: How did your family’s experiences shape your narrative on the Ugandan Asian exodus?
05:14 – Turbulent Times: What was the backdrop just before the massive expulsion?
09:41 – Decade of Change: What pivotal events transpired in the 10 years leading up to Idi Amin’s drastic decision?
13:31 – Amin’s Announcement: How did it practically reshape lives and lead to the exodus?
21:49 – Rebuilding from Scratch: How did the expelled showcase resilience and start anew in foreign lands?
25:00 – Modern UK’s Stance: How do you perceive contemporary British policies on immigration?
28:16 – Ugandan Asians’ UK Footprint: What significant impact have they made in the UK?
31:55 – Author’s Intent: What myths or misconceptions are you aiming to debunk with your book?
37:11 – Global Diaspora & British Class Obsession: How does the UK’s class fascination affect the portrayal of Ugandan Asians?
41:37 – Home & Self: How do you define identity and belonging in the context of displacement?
45:37 – Upcoming Endeavors: Can you hint at your future projects?
46:48 – Enduring Legacy: How have Ugandan Asians sculpted their legacy in the UK?
49:04 – Wrapping Up: Final thoughts on the Ugandan Asian journey and its significance.