Fear And Forgetting

The 1962 internment of Indian-Chinese  

Letter To The Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh

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

Chinese Indians in Canada commemorate 50th anniversary of internment at Deoli Camp

The Hou Brothers – The Deoli Diary

It is a Saturday morning in July when I meet Hou Chao Hua and Hou Tang Hua. They are unmistakably brothers and look very much alike. I had originally come to interview another man, but Ying Sheng Ahpak managed to recruit them and they sat at the “waiting table” drinking tea and eating buns as […]

Our Trampled Days

THE ROAD TO DEOLI Our Trampled Days

1962 Sino-Indian War – 50 Anniversary

The rest of the world may have forgotten the anniversary, but a neglected border war that took place 50 years ago is now more pertinent than ever. Before dawn on the morning of Oct. 20, 1962, the People’s Liberation Army launched a surprise attack, driving with overwhelming force through the eastern and western sections of […]

Visiting my birthplace in India helped me understand my parents better

I’m Chinese but was born in India. In 1983, when I was 3, I immigrated with my family to Toronto from Calcutta. We were a typical Chinese immigrant family, except we happened to be from India.

Revisiting the Sino-Indian War of 1962

As the new year approaches, we should take some time to reflect that 2012 is the 50th anniversary of the Sino-Indian war of 1962. The war has shaped and will continue to shape the attitudes of people towards each other from two global nuclear (presently or soon to be) superpowers.

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