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A pod space for discussions on the South Asian diaspora, both as topic and lens through which to view our world. Hosted & Produced by Maryyum Mehmood and Aditya Desai.

Diasporastan Diasporastan

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    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

A pod space for discussions on the South Asian diaspora, both as topic and lens through which to view our world. Hosted & Produced by Maryyum Mehmood and Aditya Desai.

    HIGH THEORY PODCAST - Diaspora (crossover)

    HIGH THEORY PODCAST - Diaspora (crossover)

    We were thrilled to be guests on the amazing High Theory podcast! Host Saronik Basu interviewed us about -- what else -- the word "Diaspora" and how we approach it.
    Music used in promotional material: ‘The Beginning or the End’ by Nicholas Mackin.
    High Theory takes on difficult ideas from the academy with irreverence.
    http://hightheory.net/podcast/diaspora-with-diasporastan/
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    • 17 min
    Islamonomics w/ Akhtar Mohammed

    Islamonomics w/ Akhtar Mohammed

    Akhtar Mohammed joins us to talk about his Fijian background, the history of the South Asian labor trade, Islamic finance ethics, and how that all led to his new book, Islamonomics. 
    Intro: "Kabi Nai Drao", nvee music.
    Outro: "Satoshi Nakamoto", Gramatik
    Mid: "Tabla Solo in Vilambit Teentaal", Cassius Khan
    Cover Art by Nirja Desai, @kalakar on IG.
    Comments & suggestions for future topics: diasporastanpod@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter @diasporastan.

    • 51 min
    Queerness and Mental Health during Ramadan w/ Maz Halima

    Queerness and Mental Health during Ramadan w/ Maz Halima

    As Ramadan 2021 begins, writer Maz Halima joins us to discuss how to create conversations around celebrating and observing the holiday when our identities, lifestyles, or health concerns pose challenges and set us on the fringes of what is "traditional". For more resources, please check out:
    Imaan, the UK's leading LGBTQ Muslim Charity and Hidaya Foundation, serving the poor and needy in the Muslim population.
    Follow Maz on Twitter @MazHalima and follow her newsletter!
    Intro: "Husn-e-Haqiqi" by Arieb Azhar and Rohail Hyatt
    Outro: "See Me" by Ajah UK
    Cover Art by Nirja Desai, @kalakar on IG.
    Comments & suggestions for future topics: diasporastanpod@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter @diasporastan.

    • 50 min
    Duma Says w/ Nathi Ngubane

    Duma Says w/ Nathi Ngubane

    Our guest is Nathi Ngubane, South African writer & illustrator of the children's book series DUMA SAYS, which teaches kids about how to cope with and protect themselves in the COVID-19 pandemic. He talks to us about what inspired the books, how they reflect the particulars of his South Africa, his background, and more!
    Follow Nathi on Twitter @Nkosinaartjie
    Intro: "Brand New Day", Emtee feat. Lolli
    Outro: "Sponono" Kabza de Small
    Cover Art by Nirja Desai, @kalakar on IG.
    Comments & suggestions for future topics: diasporastanpod@gmail.com.
    Follow us on Twitter @diasporastan.

    • 50 min
    Ambedkarite Futurists w/ Sharmin Hossain

    Ambedkarite Futurists w/ Sharmin Hossain

    Sharmin Hossain, Political Director of Equality Labs, joins us to talk about uprooting and resisting casteism, religious intolerance, gender-based violence, and other oppressions through organizing, digital security, and (possibly), K-Pop stans.
    Follow Sharmin on Twitter @sharminultra.
    Intro: "Esho Brishti Namai", Habib
    Outro: "Laal Meri Pat", Abida Parveen
    Cover Art by Nirja Desai, @kalakar on IG.
    Comments & suggestions for future topics: diasporastanpod@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter @diasporastan.

    • 47 min
    BAME Experiences Under COVID w/ Halima Begum

    BAME Experiences Under COVID w/ Halima Begum

    Halima Begum, Chief Executive of the Runnymede Trust, joins us to mark one-year of the pandemic quarantine in the UK and how it has affected the BAME population in distinct, particular ways.
    Follow Halima on Twitter @Halima_Begum.
    Intro: "Only Way Out Is Through", Banglamotorr
    Outro: "Amar Bhaier Rokte Rangano" in Twelve Languages
    Cover Art by Nirja Desai, @kalakar on IG.
    Comments & suggestions for future topics: diasporastanpod@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter @diasporastan.

    • 50 min

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