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A selection of interviews conducted with early Indian immigrants to Canada, almost all of them British Columbians, in 53 audio files.

 

In the mid to late 1980s, two groups of researchers conducted detailed interviews with early Indo-Canadian settlers in Canada, almost all of them British Columbians. The interviews cover reasons for immigration to Canada and conditions and regulation of their entry into Canada. Interviewees also discuss work and living experiences once in Canada; labour, legal and political issues that affected the immigrants; relations with other racial and ethnic groups; family life and adjustment to Canadian society; and ongoing links to their country of origin. Almost all interviews are in Punjabi, with a few in English and Hindi.

 

Contributed by Simon Fraser University Library and Simon Fraser University Archives.

 
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