Discover the life of Dalip Singh Saund, the first Asian American congressman, through this biographical exploration of the Indian and Sikh diasporas in 1950s and 1960s America.
Dalip Singh Saund was the first Asian American US congressman, and a pioneer of American political history.
Born in the Punjab in 1899, Saund came to the US to study and settled in California, quickly becoming a community leader. An advocate and campaigner for Asian American rights and Indian independence, he was elected to congress in 1956, making history as the first Indian-American, Sikh-American, Asian-American, and non-Abrahamic member of the US Congress.
Through Saund’s life, this biography examines the history of Indian and Sikh diasporas in the US, making it ideal reading for students of American History, American Studies, Asian Studies, Religious Studies, Migration Studies, Political Studies, Cultural History, and similar courses.
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