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  • Sanskrit play in Berkeley High School, California

    Sanskrit play in Berkeley High School, California October 2015 - October 1, 1915 - A Sanskrit play called “The Conquest of Kama” is staged in the auditorium of Berkeley High School. The play was performed by the Hindusthan Association of America

  • Statue of Gandhi unveiled at Union Square, New York

    Statue of Gandhi unveiled at Union Square, New York October 2015 - October 2, 1986 - A statue of Mohandas K. Gandhi is unveiled at Union Square Park in New York City, on the 117th anniversary of Gandhi’s birth.

  • A portion of Devon Avenue in Chicago is named after founding leader of Bangladesh

    A portion of Devon Avenue in Chicago is named after founding leader of Bangladesh October 2015 - October 28, 1997 - A portion of Devon Avenue in Chicago is named Sheikh Mujib Way, after Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founding leader of Bangladesh.

  • We were once “Dusky Peril” in America!

    We were once “Dusky Peril” in America! September 2015 - September 16, 1906–An article from the West Coast describes workmen's fear that the 'Dusky Peril' (Indians with turbans) will become a worse threat to their livelihood than the 'Yellow Peril.'

  • The inaugural issue of The Independent Hindustan

    The inaugural issue of The Independent Hindustan September 2015 - September 1920–The Independent Hindustan is published by Hindustan Gadar Party (and later renamed The United States of India). It spoke of the "revolutionary and progressive spirit" guiding India.

  • Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru visits California

    Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru visits California September 2015 - September 20, 1949–Jawaharlal Nehru’s first visit to the West Coast was anounced. Godha Ram Channon, secretary of the reception committee, called for all "Hindustanees" to attend.

  • Hindoos and Heathens!

    Hindoos and Heathens! August 2015 - August 1908 - St. Nihal Singh writes in the Calcutta-based Modern Review, describing the
    various reactions that Indians receive from Americans, and other issues facing Indian students.

  • Store window in Hawaii decorated for Indian independence

    Store window in Hawaii decorated for Indian independence August 2015 - August 15, 1947 – Jhamandas Watumull’s store in Honolulu, Hawaii posts a sign for an Open House to celebrate India’s independence, with proceeds donated to Indian charities.

  • Kathakali, Kathak, and more at $2.50 per hour

    Kathakali, Kathak, and more at $2.50 per hour August 2015 - August 25, 1950 – A flyer in Los Angeles advertises the availability of “Beginners and Advance Classes in Hindu Dances.” The instructor, named Satya, describes dance styles, cost of lessons, etc.

  • Swami Vivekananda reaches Chicago

    Swami Vivekananda reaches Chicago July 2015 - In July 1893 Swami Vivekananda arrived in Chicago before speaking at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in September, where he received a 2-minute standing ovation from the crowd of 7,000.

 

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