Tangra – The Resilient Community

Few years ago, passing by the E.M. Bypass road would make Kolkatans cover their nose in disgust due to the pungent smell of the leather chemicals. But today, Kolkatans love the smell emitted from this little town called “Tangra” (China Town). Yes, it is the smell of the Chilly Chickens and the Manchurian Chickens that […]

Chinese Indians in Fire: Refractions of Ethnicity, Gender, Sexuality and Citizenship in Post-Colonial India’s Memories of the Sino-Indian War

Chinese Indians in Fire: Refractions  of Ethnicity, Gender, Sexuality and  Citizenship in Post-Colonial India’s  Memories of the Sino-Indian War by Payal Banerjee

Deoli Camp: An Oral History of Chinese Indians from 1962 to 1966

Deoli Camp: An Oral History of Chinese Indians  from 1962 to 1966 by Kwai-Yun Li

India’s Hakka Chinese Legacy

Speaking of the Indian-Chinese community, its size—never very large in India—has shrunk considerably over time. But there is still a Chinatown in Tangra, Kolkata. The Hakka Chinese who had settled there worked mostly in the tanneries that once thrived in the area. Their descendants have scattered, but the Chinese New Year continues to be celebrated […]

Mandarin teachers in short supply in India

Growing economic and cultural ties with China may have spurred a demand for Mandarin but experts say strict visa norms are preventing teachers of the language in China from coming to India, affecting the quality of instruction.

The 1962 jailing of Chinese Indians

Recent revelations of India’s official attitude towards people of Chinese origin within its borders after the Indo-China war are simply too shocking to ignore.

How To Stay Silent In Chinese

Assam’s Chinese can’t live down the dread of ’62: segregation, deportation, the loss of home. Dola Mitra

Chinese seek China-India 1962 war memorial

People from the Indian Chinese community who were deported and harassed during the 1962 Indo-Sino war have asked the Centre for land at Deoli in Rajasthan to build a monument. Sandstone-rich Deoli is a town in Tonk district, 160 km south of Rajasthan capital Jaipur. More than 3,000 ethnic

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