17 episodes

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 Nameless Collective Podcast Milan Singh, Naveen Girn and Paneet Singh

    • History
    • 5.0 • 48 Ratings

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 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.

    • 30 min
    S2E5: Robert's Rules For Revolution

    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.

    • 25 min
    S2E4: Activist to Sant: The Teja Singh Story

    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.

    • 26 min
    S2S3: Demystifying Hopkinson and We Solve A Mystery

    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.

    • 39 min
    S2E2: The Ballad of Bela Singh

    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.

    • 30 min
    S2E1: Crime and Criminality

    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.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

ultush ,

Effort Appreciated

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.

c oat ,

Fantastic podcast

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!

Maneet88 ,

Thanks

Thanks for your research and efforts to make this valuable information accessible.

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