Beyond Bollywood Indian Americans Shape the Nation

The Beginning



Welcome to the Indian American Story, a blog for the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program’s initiative HomeSpun: Smithsonian Indian American Heritage Project. To learn more about the project, visit the HomeSpun website here.

We intend this blog to be community driven and have, by word of mouth and other methods, slowly solicited guest authors and contributors from the Indian American community. If you’d like to participate, check out the About page to see how to do so.

What’s Happening

It’s an exciting time as we get the HomeSpun rolling. Of course, we still need a lot of help. But we’ve managed to get enough support to hire a HomeSpun coordinator, who will help us in this beginning phase of the project. We’ll introduce you later.

In addition, we’re beginning to put together a video series. It’s all still in the beginning phases, so not a lot of details, but it’s definitely exciting. We’ll see how the pilot shoot turns out next week and maybe give you all a sneak peek.

So yeah, we’ll try the keep the ball rolling as much as possible. In the meantime, you can keep informed on our efforts by going to the APA program main website, following us on twitter, facebook, youtube or flickr. And of course, the HomeSpun website.

Thanks for visiting! Come back soon!


  • Jennifer

    I can’t wait to check out the video series!

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    July 16, 2009
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