WHO IS BEHIND SOUTH ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH?
The Month is a grassroots movement which has been driven by the lived experiences of the founders and others in being British South Asian. The Month came about over a cup of chai in December 2018 when the founders came together to discuss how people’s understanding of the interconnectedness between Britain and South Asia could be better understood in the UK. The concept of the Month has been inspired by Black History Month and other similar awareness months. Although there is a South Asian Heritage Month in Ontario in Canada, this is the first time there has been a national South Asian Heritage Month anywhere in the world. The founders have worked with community activists across the country to make sure that the Month fully reflects the diversity of South Asia and the richness of its heritage. You can find out more about our founders by visiting the Team page