For Mula Zine ––

It can be daunting to navigate the intricacies of South Asian diaspora, but I believe it’s important to acknowledge the concept of cross-cultural agency and understand how hyphenated identities develop. To have a more profound understanding of the “South Asian Identity” one must always take into account subjectivity, experience, cultural practices, politics, and history. These aspects of identity-construction are complex, and can often be fragmented. With this in mind, I decided to interview my grandfather (Aja), his youngest brother Thakor (Nana), and my mother (Mamta) about their cross-generational experiences in Fiji, immigrating to Canada, and what identity means to them.
Through the many photographs I've uncovered during my ongoing research, I was able comprehend the concept of transnational identity and why it’s so important to embrace every part of yourself. 


All images were taken between 1970-1979 by Manharlal & Thakor Nanubhai.


Read the full interview here

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