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The ‘Hindus’ and Anti-miscegenation Laws in the United States
From the early 20th century onwards, US Immigrants of South Asian origin—referred to as 'Hindus'—had to confront laws in many states against 'interracial' marriage. It wasn't…
Guru, Spy, or Lost Archduke?
Was John Orth a self-proclaimed ‘guru’ in the US in the early 20th century, or a one-time rug-dealer suspected of being a Russian spy, or perhaps the Austro-Hungarian archduke Johann Salvator himself…
The Strange ‘Hindu Murders’ of the US West Coast in the Early 20th Century
In the 1930s, a spate of murders claimed the lives of several Punjabi men in California’s Central Valley region. US police and press were quick to ascribe these killings to mysterious old ‘Oriental’…