Roots and Reflections: South Asians in the Pacific Northwest

Amy Bhatt
Nalini Iyer
Deepa Banerjee (Foreword, Introduction)
University of Washington Press
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From Amazon: Immigrants from South Asia first began settling in Washington and Oregon in the nineteenth century, but because of restrictions placed on Asian immigration to the United States in the early twentieth century, the vast majority have come to the region since World War II. Roots and Reflections uses oral history to show how South Asian immigrant experiences were shaped by the region and how they differed over time and across generations. It includes the stories of immigrants from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka who arrived from the end of World War II through the 1980s.