Ali Kazimi's new book, Undesirables: White Canada and the Komagata Maru (2012), is an illustrated history.  Weaving text together with rarely seen photographs, key documents and other striking visual materials, Kazimi brings new insight to what the federal government acknowledged in 2008 as a “dark chapter” in our country’s past. Today, with Canada’s immigration and refugee framework under intense scrutiny, the story of the Komagata Maru is all the more relevant. Find out more about the book here:

Ali Kazimi’s award-winning documentary Continuous Journey from 2004 is a gripping exploration of the Komagata Maru Story.  Visit for more info.

Simon Fraser University's memorial website Komagata Maru Journey (2012) presents archival information, analysis, video an and analysis. Visit the website here:

Brown Canada’s sister website, The Legacies of the Komagata Maru (2012), explores the incident and its implications for South Asians and other racialized and Indigenous communities. Visit the site at

Big Stories, Little India (is a multidisciplinary art and audio project that is situated in Toronto’s Gerrard Street India Bazaar. Initiated by SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre) and [murmur], this project engages aspects of oral history alongside the process of art making. Through this collaboration, both SAVAC and [murmur] hope to highlight the otherwise absent histories from the Gerrard Street India Bazaar and to connect people to the stories and places they inhabit.

The South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) is currently documenting, preserving and providing access to South Asian American history. Visit their website to learn more:

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