July: South Asian Heritage Month



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South Asian Heritage Month (SAHM) in the UK starts in July! Running from Monday 18th July to Wednesday 17th August, this is the third year of South Asian Heritage Month in the UK. The theme for 2022 is Journeys of Empire.

Meet the team behind SAHM: https://www.southasianheritage.org.uk/team

South Asian Heritage Month is a month-long celebration (similar in spirit to Black History Month in October), to celebrate the heritage of people with roots in South Asian countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, The Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. SAHM aims to commemorate, mark and celebrate South Asian cultures, histories and communities. It seeks to understand the diverse heritage and cultures that continue to connect South Asia with the UK.

Read more about the history of the British empire and South Asia here: https://www.southasianheritage.org.uk/britishempire


A full calendar of events is planned for South Asian Heritage Month 2022, with both in-person across the UK and online events taking place. There will be 31 events over 31 days, as well as specific Focus Days for each of the 8 countries of South Asia.

See events here: https://www.southasianheritage.org.uk/events-information






Further Resources:

University of Reading BAME Network: https://www.reading.ac.uk/diversity/getting-involved/networks#bamenetwork


SAHM Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/southasianheritagemonth_uk

SAHM Twitter: https://twitter.com/SAHM_UK

South Asian Writers Articles:

The Hidden History of the Ayahs of Britain: https://southasianwriters.com/2020/08/12/the-hidden-history-of-the-ayahs-of-britain/

Poetry and Memory: The Bridge Between My Grandfather’s Memoirs & Me: https://southasianwriters.com/2020/08/08/462/









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