Britain's Asian communities have a long and progressive political tradition - one often overlooked by contemporary controversies surrounding Islam, Islamism and Islamophobia.
The Asian Youth Movements of the 1970s and 80s have been discussed by academics like Anandi Ramamurthy and contemporary writers like Kenan Malik - now it is the BBC's turn, with a Radio 4 documentary by Zaiba Malik at 1100 on Monday 26 March.
Ramamurthy's archive of the Asian Youth Movements literature, Tandana, is here.
For further reading on the AYM's I would also recommend her 2006 article ‘The Politics of Britain’s Asian Youth Movements’, Race and Class 48: 38-60 ISSN 03063965. It is remarkable (and a little depressing) how much has changed in such a short space of time..............