Second Generation Stories
The British Indian Project
The Second Generation
The second generation are those that were born in Britain after their parents emigrated. This is an extraordinary generation. They have grown up pioneers. Developed in an unfamiliar British culture, one that their parents knew little about. One where they have had to blend their parent’s Indian culture with a British one and create a hybrid. They wanted to please their parents and their peers. Meet their own needs and those of their family and friends. This often led to struggle and conflict but also sometimes created a more resilient individual.
2017 is the 70th anniversary of India’s independence. We want to talk to second generation Indians born between 1970 and 1980, forty years on.
How have they grown up and what have their experiences been like? What are they doing now? Are they happy? How have they brought up their own families?
These are some of the questions that need to be answered.
We’re looking for participants to tell their stories and be heard.
Have your story documented
Your story becomes a part of a bigger 0ne.
We’re also looking for volunteers to help collect these stories. Here is what you’ll get in return:
Free photography workshop
Free video training workshop
Free Oral Histories training
If you’d like to get involved in the project, please contact us