A series of resources have been compiled that coincide with the academic workshop as part of broader community commemoration for the Komagata Maru. The list below is a good starting point for further interest and research.

Links have been organized according to 'Institutions and Organizations', 'Media Coverage', and 'Other Relevant Sites'.


Institutions and Organizations

South Asia Research Group (York University; York Centre for Asian Research) – aims to bring together researchers with an interest in South Asia and its diaspora, and build a network for the exchange of ideas and resources.


Komagata Maru: Continuing the Journey” (Simon Fraser University) – a project from the SFU Library, funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, with a mandate to shed light on the ‘incident’ and its significance in Canadian history; to capture the struggles of the Indo-Canadian community and to place them in the context of a multicultural Canada; and to support teaching, research and knowledge about the Komagata Maru for school-aged, post-secondary and general audiences.


Komagata Maru: Generations, Geographies and Echoes (Metro Vancouver) – a partnership between civic, cultural, educational, and government institutions from across Metro Vancouver, that brings together artists, poets, educators, and scholars to share history, story https://www.viagrasansordonnancefr.com/viagra-achat/ and narratives of the Komagata Maru and its legacies for all Canadians.


Performing the Komagata Maru – a theatrical work of memory sponsored by the Surrey Art Centre, the Department of Theatre and Film at UBC, and the Rangmanch Punjabi Theatre.


Neelamjit Dhillon Quartet: Komagata Maru – artistic performance that blends classic Western jazz with South Asian musical forms to commemorate the Komagata Maru and reflect Canada’s multicultural ‘mosaic’ through musical and instrumental forms


Migrant Workers exclusion is part of Komagata Maru’s legacy – South Asian and allies community activist blog against the federal Temporary Foreign Workers Program that “[calls] on the Government of Canada to immediately reverse the moratorium on migrant workers in the food sector. The temporary worker program is undoubtedly a racist and classist program, but recent calls to deport and exclude migrant workers denies their mobility rights and basic humanity.” The project is grounded by statement that: “The Komagata Maru is not a failure of the past that can simply be recovered through apologies and commemorative stamps. Those are important steps in a process of reconciliation that has barely begun. But, it is imperative that we stop exclusionary laws and policies now, rather than wait for apologies from future governments.”


Media Coverage

Reflecting on the Komagata Maru, 100 years later – commentary from “The Star” (May 22, 2014)

Critics say Komagata Maru-like attitudes still persist – media clipping from News1130 Radio (May acheter sildenafil 50 mg ranbaxy 22, 2014)

100-year-old Komagata Maru exclusion to be remembered at Coal Harbour memorial – media clipping from “The Province” (May 22, 2014)

Marking the centennial of the Komagata Maru – commentary from “The Times-Colonist” (May 20, 2014)

Komagata Maru centennial linked to temporary foreign worker controversy – media clipping from “The Tyee” (May 22, 2014)

A century ago, the Komagata Maru arrived in Vancouver and challenged racist policies – media clipping from “The Vancouver Sun” (May 23, 2014)

Still learning the lessons of the Komagata Maru – commentary from “The Ottawa Citizen” (May 15, 2014)

100 years of turning people away: The anniversary of the Komagata Maru – media clipping from “The Mainlander” (May 23, 2014)

Komagata Maru centenary brings indigenous Canadians and South Asians together – media clipping from “The Straight” (May 24, 2014)

Remembering the Komagata Maru – news release and media coverage from The Government of British Columbia

A Salute to the Fighters of the Komagata Maru – media coverage from “The Tyee” (Jan 27, 2014)

Komagata Maru exhibit on display in Saanich – media coverage from “Victoria News” (May 30, 2014)


Other Relevant Sites

Centre for Advanced Studies in India (CASI; Gujarat, India) – a registered, independent, non-profit institution which focuses on higher education and research across Cultural Studies, Sustainable Development and Methods of Clinical Research and Research Design in Social Sciences

V.O. Chidambaran Pillai – among other anti-colonial activities in the early 1900s, this Tamil revolutionary purchased two steamships, S.S. Gallia and S.S. Lawoe for the Swadeshi Steam Navigation Company and commenced regular services between Tuticorin and Colombo against the opposition of the British traders and the Imperial Government.

“The Komagata Maru – entry in The History of Metropolitan Vancouver project


Komagata Maru – entry from Canadian Sikh Heritage: the 100 Year History 


Image D-07570 courtesy of Royal BC Museum, BC Archives (Border)

 Image D-07570 courtesy of Royal BC Museum, BC Archives