KOLKATA: Almost around the same time that Job Charnock anchored here, another foreign settler also chose to settle along the Hooghly, a little to the south of the city, along with 110 of his countrymen. Atchew was a Chinese traveller and finally set up a sugar plantation and mill in Atchipur, South 24-Parganas with his [...]
I first met Wong Ying Sheng in early January of 2012 in a Hakka restaurant. When I walked through the door with my father and uncle, he instantly recognized us and began talking to my father in Hakka. He then turned to me and said in English, “We’ve been waiting for someone to write our [...]
Before his journey to the Deoli Concentration Camp, Andy Hsieh was a student at a boarding school in Shillong, a city that used to be the capital of Assam and is now the capital of the state of Meghalaya. He was taken at the height of the 1962 Sino-Indian Conflict.
By Deng Xijun, Charge d’ Affaires, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in India
Mr. and Mrs. Tang are a quiet, elderly couple. When I first arrived at their home, they looked slightly uncomfortable and hesitant. I could tell that they were somewhat wary of what I was going to ask of them. For their sake, I have given them pseudonyms in this narrative.
The 1962 internment of Indian-Chinese
In January of 2011, AIDCI (Association of India Deoli Camp Internees 1962) sent a second letter to the Indian Prime Minister, appealing for the establishment of an official monument to commemorate the lives lost during the 1962 internment at Deoli. Both the first and second letters have gone unacknowledged and unanswered