Who is a British South Asian and why does it matter?
People of subcontinental heritage in Britain – ‘British Asians’ or ‘British South Asians’ have a shared history of family migration to the UK from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal. Historically they have much in common, and share many solidarities, but there are also significant political, economic and cultural differences between communities. Aimed at the non-specialist this talk will outline some of the key debates about – and between – British South Asians. As politics in the Indian subcontinent continues to create conflicts between British Asians, I’ll argue that understanding these differences matters for understanding modern Britain today.

Speaker details: Dr Yasmin Khan (Department for Continuing Education, Faculty of History)
Date: 22 November 2023, 11:00 (Wednesday, 7th week, Michaelmas 2023)
Venue: Balliol College, Broad Street OX1 3BJ
Venue Details: Old Common Room
Speaker: Dr Yasmin Khan (University of Oxford)
Organiser: Tim Soutphommasane (University of Oxford)
Organiser contact email address: tim.soutphommasane@admin.ox.ac.uk
Part of: Justice, Equality and Identity seminar
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Thinethavone Soutphommasane