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In 2009, the Asian Pacific American Program established HomeSpun: Smithsonian Indian American Heritage Project, which will chronicle the story of immigrants from India and their descendants in America. This is the first Smithsonian initiative focused on the Indian-American experiences. There are nearly 3 million Indian Americans living in the U.S. today and HomeSpun is the Smithsonian’s opportunity to convey their history, contributions, challenges, and signal their place within the nation.
The HomeSpun curator is Pawan Dhingra, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio. Sameen A. Piracha, Esq. is the Development Specialist who will lead the fundraising activities