Run by the South Asian Heritage Trust, the first SAHM took place in 2020 and began an annual celebration of the significant impact South Asian culture has made on Britain in various aspects of life, such as food, clothing, music, words, and the look and feel of our towns and cities.
The theme for 2023 is ‘Stories to Tell’ and is about sharing the stories that make up the diverse and vibrant South Asian community.
The dates of the awareness campaign signify when India gained independence from Britain on the 18 July 1947 and ends on the 17 August, when the ‘Radcliffe Line’ was published – marking where the borders between India, West Pakistan and East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) would be.
Countries that make up South Asia are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, The Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka – and all were impacted by their relationship with Britain, primarily through war, colonisation, and the British Empire.
Observing SAMH is an excellent chance to embrace and celebrate the history and identity of British South Asians.
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