The Nameless Collective Podcast is hosted by Milan Singh, Naveen Girn & Paneet Singh - a trio of historians, researchers and explorers who travel to the archive to rediscover history, solve mysteries, and provide a space for the untold histories of Vancouver's South Asian community.
A South Asian History and Vancouver History Podcast produced by Manjot Bains and Jugnistyle.com.
The Language of Revolution
The impact of the Farmer’s protest has reverberated around the world. This week Milan, Paneet and Naveen examine The Trolley Times - a multilingual publication recording the stories of the protest through poetry, editorial, and journalism.
S2E5: Robert's Rules For Revolution
The Indian independence movement was seen as seditious and illegal, and supporting this movement and any anti-British activism from abroad was monitored closely.
S2E4: Activist to Sant: The Teja Singh Story
We discuss the intriguing life of Teja Singh; from an anti-British activist in a 3-piece suit to the sant in the 1960s.
S2S3: Demystifying Hopkinson and We Solve A Mystery
Who was the real William C. Hopkinson? We try to demystify the complicated man and his obsession with the local South Asian community. We also discuss what happened to Bibi Harnam Kaur and Bhai Bhag Singh's family, after their untimely deaths.
S2E2: The Ballad of Bela Singh
Described as the "smartest dressed East Indian in Vancouver" Bela Singh was a British informant accused by ghadarites of being a spy and murderer. This is the story of the many assassinations of Bela Singh.
S2E1: Crime and Criminality
When do South Asians (and many BIPOC) enter the official colonial archive? Hint: It's when we're accused of crimes. This season, we talk about crime & criminality, and what constitutes criminal behaviour amongst early South Asian settlers in and around Vancouver.
The effort you all have put in to do historical archival research, produce it in an interesting storytelling format, in addition to providing the references is greatly appreciated.
I’ve lived in Vancouver for 15 years and only had a tiny sense of the history covered on this podcast. Looking forward to season 2!
Thanks for your research and efforts to make this valuable information accessible.