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Missing Stories of World War 1: Discovering the South Asian Voices Missing from Imperial History, by Steven Purewal

  • Coquitlam Library 1169 Pinetree Way Coquitlam, BC, V3B 8A9 Canada (map)

Why are certain histories covered, discussed, and inquired about, while others remain hidden? Going beyond the old tropes of colonised histories, this presentation will flesh out, in detail, the Indo-Canadian community's pioneer experience within the events leading to the ejection of the Komagata Maru from Canadian waters in July 1914 and the subsequent outbreak of the Great War in August 1914. Join Steven Purewal, community historian, curator and Managing Director of Indus Media Foundation Canada, as he presents the side of history you didn’t learn in school. Registration required.

Held at City Centre Library Coquitlam, Room 136 & 137.

Buy your ticket ahead of time, or at the door.


$5 per adult, children free of charge